60 years of Diabetes Care, Research, Education & Training in Diabetes
DIABETES AMPUTATION SUPPORT FUND
Calling India the diabetes capital of the world, the International Journal of
Diabetes in Developing Countries says that there is alarming rise in prevalence of
diabetes, which has gone beyond epidemic form to a pandemic one.
The number of diabetic patients in India more than doubled from 19 million in 1995
to 40.9 million in 2007. It is projected to increase to 69.9 million by 2025.
Currently, up to 11 per cent of India’s urban population and 3 per cent of rural
population above the age of 15 have diabetes. Diabetes affects all people in the
society, not just those who live with it.
Various studies have shown that the high incidence of diabetes in India is mainly
because of sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical activity, obesity, stress and
consumption of diets rich in fat, sugar and calories.
The most prevalent is the Type 2 diabetes, which constitutes 95 per cent of the
diabetic population in the country. In this, patients are non-insulin dependent and
they can control the glucose in their blood by eating measured diet, taking regular
exercise and oral medication. Worldwide, millions of people have Type 2 diabetes
without even knowing it and if not diagnosed and treated, it can develop serious
Type 1 diabetes (insulin dependent), however, is not preventable. Globally,
diabetes affects 246 million people, which is about 6 per cent of the total adult
population. It is the fourth leading cause of death by disease and every 10 seconds
a person dies from diabetes-related causes in the world. Each year, over three
million deaths worldwide are tied directly to diabetes and even greater number die
from cardiovascular disease. Modification in lifestyle and proper medication can
delay and prevent diabetes in highrisk groups. Eating whole grain carbohydrates and
moderate exercise and avoiding excessive weight gain can eliminate over eighty per
cent of Type-2 diabetes.
Dr. MADHAVIAMMA CHARTIABLE TRUST
Prof. M. Viswanathan established Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust in March 1989 in
memory of his mother, Late Dr. (Mrs) Madhaviamma. The major objective is to ensure
that individuals suffering from diabetes and belonging to the underprivileged and
economically disadvantaged segment of the society receive modern diabetic care. The
Dr. Madhaviamma Free Diabetic Clinic has grown rapidly and more than thousand
patients attending the clinic receive the same treatment as the other patients who
can afford to pay. The necessary laboratory investigations and drugs including
insulin are provided free of cost to the poor patients. The entire expenditure is
met by the Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust.
LEG AMPUTATIONS IN PERSONS WITH DIABETES
Diabetes is the most common cause of amputation which is not the result of road
traffic accident, and is responsible for over one million amputations each year.
People with diabetes are 15 to 40 times more likely to require a lower limb
amputation compared in the general population. Every 30 seconds a person with
diabetes loses a leg somewhere in the world.
In India patients with diabetic foot infection requiring an amputation usually have
to pay Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 30,000. Further the cost of an artificial limb is Rs.5,000
CREATION OF DIABETIC AMPUTATION SUPPORT FUND
The Trustees of the Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust have decided to create a
separate fund for helping people who have undergone amputation of the leg due to
diabetes. This financial support would either be part or full funding of providing
an artificial limb to some patients or for the treatment of subsequent infection in
the other leg in some patients.
The financial support will depend entirely on the decision of the trustees or
the committee appointed by them to scrutinize applications.
Contributions to Dr. Madhaviamma Charitable Trust are exempted under Section
80G of I.T. Act.
Contributions to the Amputation Fund could be sent in favour of Dr.Madhaviamma
Charitable Trust - Diabetic Amputation Support (DAS) Fund.
The Trustees of this Charitable Trust hope that this initiative will help some
people with diabetes from a lower socio-economic background get proper care for
their diabetes and support when they get into complication like an amputation.
Mrs. Sarada Viswanathan
Mr. Arun Viswanathan
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan
News & Events
06 February 2020
Prof. M Viswanathan & Sarada Viswanathan Memorial Trust started by Dr. Vijay Viswanathan in the memory of his parents, has been funding several social activities for the benefit of some special patients (like amputees, low socio-economic status and needy patients.
Pneumococcal Vaccine prevents severe conditions like pneumonia, Bacteremia and Meningitis which often requires hospitalization and can be deadly too. In Feb 2020 the trust decided to give free Pneumococcal Vaccine to the Elderly Diabetic patients who seem to be at a greater risk.
We initiated the campaign on 06 Feb 2020 by Vaccinating Leg Amputated patients having Diabetes.
27 AUGUST 2019
Financial support provided by Prof. M Viswanathan & Sarada Viswanathan Memorial Trust to KARUNALAYA, an organization working for Street and Working Children. Also seen Dr. Paul Sunder Singh (Founder & Secretary of Karunalaya) And Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head & Cheif Diabetologist M V Hospital for Diabetes.
01 MARCH 2019
On the occasion of Death Anniversary of our Founder Prof M Viswanathan on 01 March 2019 we organized
few social activities in the hospital premises.
1. Officially handed over the CC-TV Security camera’s to be installed in Royapuram, West Madha Church
Street to the Mr. C Kalaichelvam (DCP)
2. Launched the North Chennai Police men Diabetes Prevention Programme as a part of the COPS Phase 2
3. Conducted Free Diabetic Check-up camp for the underprivileged people.
Feb 2019 - HELPING STAFF OF RTO
Free RTO Camp organized by MV Hospital for Diabetes on 08 Feb 2019 As a part of "Road safety
Awareness week” throughout the state, M V Hospital for Diabetes organized a camp in RTO Office at
Puliyanthope. The participants were both the office staff as well as general population who were
applying for license.
JANUARY 2019 - MAKING ROYAPURAM BEAUTIFUL AND SAFE
Started Upgrading West Madha Street, Royapuram by installation of CCTV Cameras along the Street
Maintenance of the Median is also done by M V Hospital for Diabetes.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and its branches (Adyar, Velachery & Koramangala) conducted Free foot
check up camp, an initiative for prevention of Diabetic Amputation as a part of International Day of
Persons with Disabilities campaign from 03 -08 Dec 2018.
MV Hospital for Diabetes conducted a Free Diabetes check -up camp at a Remote area (Govt.
Adidravidar Higher Secondary School, Pattipulam Post, Mamallapuram, Kanchipuram) on 28 Oct 2018.
Financial support provided to Freedom Trust on the occasion of Founders Day Celebration (24th Aug
2018), which provides artificial prosthesis to deserving amputees.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M V Hospital for
Diabetes, handing over the Memento to Freedom Trust.
Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head and Chief Diabetologist, M V Hospital for
Diabetes, handing over the cheque to Freedom Trust
INFOTAINMENT 2010 PROGRAMME FOR PEOPLE WITH JUVENILE DIABETES HELD AT THE
AUDITORIUM OF THIS INSTITUTE ON SATURDAY, 29TH OF MAY, 2010.
Photo(Left) Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director is addressing the gathering at
the concluding session of the Infotainment Programme 2010. Film/TV actress
Ms.Janaki Sabesh and Dr.Nagarathnam, Chief Executive of this Institute are seen on
the dais. Photo (Right) Ms.Janaki Sabesh giving away the trophies to the winners on
‘Quiz Competition and Speech Competition’. Dr.Vijay Viswanathan and Dr.Nagarathnam
are seen in the picture.
INAUGURATION OF M.V.CENTRE FOR DIABETIC FOOT CARE, PODIATRY, RESEARCH &
MANAGEMENT HELD AT THE ROYAPURAM CORPORATE OFFICE OF M.V.GROUP OF INSTITUTIONS ON
28TH MARCH, 2010.,
Mr.Prashant, Film Actor (4th from left) declared the new podiatry centre open by
cutting the customary ribbon. Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS (3rd from left) and Dr.Vijay
Viswanathan (2nd from right) are seen in the picture. Photo right Thiru
S.N.Seshasai IPS lighting the traditional lamp as part of the inauguration of the
new Podiatry centre.
Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS (Centre) declared the research unit open by cutting the
customary ribbon. Mr.Prashant, Film Actor (Left) and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing
Director (Right) are also seen. Photo right Mr. Prashant Film Actor is addressing
the gathering after inaugurating the Podiatry Centre. Thiru S.N.Seshasai, IPS and
Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director are seen on the dais.
Chennai 14th March, 2010
Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration & Diabetes Research Centre Gold Medal
Oration Awards for the year 2009 were held at Sheraton Chola on Sunday 14th March,
2010 in the august presence of distinguished luminaries from various walk of life.
The orations were attended by more than 150 doctors. Scientific committee of the
Diabetes Research Centre every year select eminent doctors to confer on these
awards. Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medal Oration award for the year 2009 was
conferred on Dr. Michael M.Engelgau, Senior Public Health Specialist, South Asia
Human Development, World Bank, Washington DC. USA. His topic was ‘Diabetes and
Chronic Diseases in Indian and South Asia : Beyond the numbers’. Diabetes Research
Centre Gold Medal for the year 2009 was conferred on Dr. Rudolf W.Bilous, Professor
of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University, UK . His topic was “Newer Perspectives
in Diabetic Nephropathy”. The scientific meeting was witnessed honouring two
eminent scholars in Medicine with Life Time Achievements Awards 2009. Padmasri
Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R Medical University,
Guindy, Chennai and Prof. V.Seshiah, Chairman, Dr.V.Seshiah Diabetes Research
Institute and Dr.Balaji Diabetes Care Centre, Chennai.
Prof. S. Thanikachalam, Chairman & Director, Cardiac Care Centre, Sri
Ramachandra University, Chennai (2nd from left) releasing the revised Manual on
‘Socio Economics of Diabetes’ and the first copy was received by Padmasri Prof.
Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University (3rd from
Left). Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, Managing Director, M.V.Hospital for Diabetes &
Diabetes Research Centre (4th from left) Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (5th
from Left) and Dr.Michael M.Engelgau, Sr.Public Health Specialist, World Bank
(Extreme Right) are in the picture.
Prof. M.Viswanathan Gold Medial Oration-2009 was presented to Dr.Michael M.
Engelgau, Senior Public Health Specialist, South Asia Human Development, World
Bank, Washington DC, USA by Padmasri, Prof.Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice
Chancellor, Dr.M.G.R. Medical University, Chennai. Prof. S.Thanikachalam (Extreme
Left) Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (Centre) and Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (Extreme
Right) are seen in the picture.
Diabetes Research Centre Gold Medal Oration 2009 was presented to Dr.Rudolf
W.Bilous, Professor of Clinical Medicine, Newcastle University, UK by Padmasri
Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr. MGR Medical University. Prof.
V.Seshiah (1st from left), Prof S.Thanikachalam (2nd from left), Dr.Vijay
Viswanathan (5th from left), Dr.S.N.Narasingan (6th from left) and Dr.Michael M.
Engelgau are seen in the picture.
Life Time Achievement Award 2009 was presented to Padmasri Prof.Mayil Vahanan
Natarajan, Vice Chancellor, Dr. MGR Medical University by Prof. S.Thanikachalam,
Chairman & Director Cardiac Care Centre, Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai.
Prof. V. Seshiah (1st from left), Dr.Vijay Viswanathan, (4th from left), and
Dr.S.N.Narasingan, Dean of Studies (extreme right) are seen in the picture.
Life Time Achievement Award, 2009 was presented to Prof. V.Seshiah, Chairman, Dr.
V.Seshiah Diabetes Research Institute by Prof. S.K.Rajan (1st from Left). Prof. S.
Thanikachalam (3rd from left), Padmasri Prof. Mayil Vahanan Natarajan (4th from
left) and Dr.Vijay Viswanathan (Extreme Right) are also seen in the picture.
DIABETES AWARENESS AND DETECTION CAMP HELD FOR THE CORPORATE OFFICE OF
DINAKARAN TAMIL DAILY ON SATURDAY, 13th FEBRUARY, 2010 AT THEIR MYLAPORE CORPORATE
OFFICE, CHENNAI. DIABETES AWARENESS AND DETECTION CAMP HELD BY M.V.HOSPITAL FOR DIABETES IN
ASSOCIATION WITH SREE SHAKDWEPIYA BRAHAMAN KALYAN TRUST AT SIVANJI JAIN BHAWAN,
THIRUPALLI STREET, SOWCARPET, CHENNAI ON TUESDAY 26th JANUARY,2010.