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Free Diabetes Care for Poor Senior citizens - Chennai - The New Indian Express

Free Diabetes Care for Poor Senior citizens

By Express News Service Published: 19th January 2015 06:00 AM Last Updated: 19th January 2015 05:06 AM

CHENNAI: Soon, volunteers and staff from the MV Hospital for Diabetes will be conducting door-to-door visits in the city's slums and underprivileged tenements to detect and administer care for elderly diabetics.

Announcing the initiative on Sunday, MV's Chief Diabetologist Dr Vijay Viswanathan said that there were plenty of people who had podiatric, kidney and even Tuberculosis issues that were related to diabetes. The service will be free of charge for people aged over 65.

At a programme held to celebrate 10 years of the hospital being a collaborating centre for WHO Research and Analysis, Dr Viswanathan said, "In a decade of its appointment as the centre for research, education and training in Diabetes by WHO Geneva, MV Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram has been conducting various research activities on prevention and identification of predictors of diabetes and its complication." Health Secretary Dr J Radhakrishnan felicitated the diabetologist and lauded the initiatives launched by them to combat the burden of diabetes.

Additionally, the Professor M Viswanathan DRC Gold Medal Oration was delivered by NIRT Director Sowmya Swaminathan.

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