M.V. Hospital for Diabetes situated at Royapuram, Chennai,
was established by late Prof. M. Viswanathan, Doyen of Diabetology in India, in 1954 as
a general hospital. In 1971 it became a hospital exclusively for diabetes care. Under
Prof. M. Viswanathan's professional and administrative leadership, the hospital has
grown to achieve the status of a teaching institution of international excellence. The
hospital along with the Diabetes Research Centre undertakes research and imparts
Postgraduate training in diabetology to doctors. It has, at present, 100 beds for the
treatment of diabetes and its complications. Over the years it has grown to be one of
the largest referral centres for diabetes, with 2,00,000 patients registered to-date.
It is recognised as an internationally known tertiary care centre for referral of
diabetic patients requiring the opion of a super-specialist and for the diabetes
The hospital has several unique features. The departments of the hospital include OPD, a
sophisticated high technology diagnostic laboratory, facilities for major emergency and
elective surgery, department s for early diagnosis of Diabetic Kidney and Eye disease,
Doppler studies and Biothesiometry studies for early diagnosis of Diabetic Foot
complications department of Imaging, treadmill Stress testing for the diagnosis of
Ischemic heart disease and establishing the prognosis, foot wear department and a
modern ICU & Casualty Department. The staffing pattern of the institution includes
diabetologists, physicians, surgeons and various other members of the diabetes health
care team including highly qualified dietitians, specialist nurses and assistants
specially trained as diabetes health educators.
The entire set up is an organisation built to provide modern outpatient and inpatient
services to diabetic patients and their families. The hospital is recognised by several
public sector undertakings and corporations and large private sector companies for the
purpose of treating their executives and employees.
Diabetes Research Centre
The Diabetes Research Centre Foundation, Chennai, was started to promote research in the
field of diabetes mellitus. Established in 1972, it was soon recognised as a research
institute for undertaking advanced research in diabetes by the Indian Council of
Medical Research. In 1983 it was recognised by the Department of Science & Technology
(DST), Government of India, New Delhi as a research institute. The centre has been in
the forefront of clinical and basic research in diabetes in this country. Today the
Centre has research collaboration with several prestigious institutes and universities
in USA, UK, Europe and Australia. Work done at the centre has resulted in nearly 500
original research papers including over 300 published in some of the most prestigious
diabetes journals from USA and Europe. The Centre ensures appropriate translation of
research findings into improvement in patient care and public health.
International Recognition & Related Activities
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes & Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai has been
designated by the World Health Organization, Geneva as the WHO Collaborating Centre for
Research, Education and Training in Diabetes in India. The Collaborating Centre forms
part of an institutional collaborative network set up by The World Health Organization
in support of its plan of action for the control and prevention of diabetes mellitus by
evolving appropriate programmes at country, inter-country, regional, inter-regional and
global levels as necessary.The World Health Organization and the Govt. of India for the
first time have identified our centre for training of diabetes health care providers
under the scheme of WHO Fellowship Programme in Diabetes Mellitus. WHO is sponsoring
fellows including doctors and nurses for training at our Centre.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai have been
established to provide quality diabetes health care with accepted international
standards of excellence in the field. The goals of the institution are to achieve
excellence in patient care & research and to maintain high standards of
professionalism.With the above goals in view, the management is regularly strengthening
the administration by bringing in modern management concepts and techniques into the
realm of its daily patient care services. The management of M.V. Hospital for Diabetes
& Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai is based on Total Quality Management
(TQM) concepts and the patient care and administrative services provided reflect total
quality management processes that are followed throughout the organization.
M.V. Hospital for Diabetes and Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram, Chennai are staffed
by highly qualified and dedicated professionals who give their best for the patients
both in the areas of outpatient and inpatient services.
The hospital attracts patients from different parts of the country and neighbouring
countries like Srilanka, Singapore and the Gulf countries.Both in the Outpatient
department and in the Inpatient departments, efforts are taken to achieve the target of
making every person with diabetes lead a healthy life. Complications due to diabetes
such as foot problems, eye and nerve diseases are also attended to.