Welcome to M.V Hospital for Diabetes, 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. It has, at present,100 beds for the treatment of diabetes and its complications.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

GUINNESS WORLD RECORD™ for largest diabetic foot screening programme on the occasion of World Diabetes Day

The Times of India, Novo Nordisk Education Foundation (NNEF) and the Diabetic Foot Society of India (DFSI) organized the world’s largest ‘Diabetic Foot Screening Programme’ all over India on 14, Novemberon the occasion of World Diabetes Day with screenings taking place across 27 locations in rural, urban  and remote  areas at the same time. It was a proud moment for the country as a total of 1676 people with diabetes were screened for foot care on one single day, which broke the existing GUINNESS WORLD RECORD of 561 screenings in 11 locations by Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, USA in March 17, 2011.MVH led with 171 screenings.

Fortuna Burke (right), adjudicator of the Guinness World records, presents the certificate to Melvin d’Souza (2nd from left) MD, Novo Nordisk.  Also seen are Dr.A.K.Das (left) , ex-president of DFSI, Dr.SanjeevKelkar (centre), President of DFSI, Dr.VijayViswanathan (3rd from right), Head & Chief Diabetologist, M.V.Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram and Tamil film actor Mr.Basky (extreme right).

Diabetes is not a barrier:

The following are two instances of people with diabetes who have not allowed it to come in the way of their goals.

  • Mr. N. Gajendran, B.Sc (Chem) (1962), AMIET, MICHE(USA) 1971, ISO 9000 Lead Auditor 1995, M.A Public Admin. 1985, MBA HRM 2013, has diabetes but he has managed both diabetes as well as varied activities all through his life. Apart from the many degrees, he also has certificates from the National Productivity Council in Supervision , and in Computer programming. He has participated in many activities such as Supervisory development and ISO 9000 training and attended many seminars, poster and essay competitions, MVH debate competition and has contributed articles to magazines. 
Mr.Gajendran with Dr. Vijay Viswanathan.
  • Mr.Subramaniam  is 75 years old and has had diabetes for the past 30 years . Despite his condition he is active and represented Tamil Nadu in the 34th National Masters Athletic Championship 2013 held in Bangalore and won third place in Long jump, 2nd place in High jump and 2nd place in Triple jump events. 

Dr. Vijay with Mr. K. Subramanian

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