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.