India’s foremost Centre of Excellence in Diabetes Care, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centres opened its fourth clinic in Whitefield, Bangalore today at No. 1, Thubarahalli , Kumarapalli, Whitefield. Inaugurating the branch was Dr. DC Sundaresh, Director, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefiled Bangalore and Dr. V Mohan, Chairman, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialities Centres. Also present at the inauguration was Mr. Subham Bardhan, CEO, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centres and Dr. B Ramya, Consultant, Whitefield Branch.
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre Private Limited started in 1991 by Dr. V. Mohan, as a pivotal care point to arrest the alarming rise in number of people affected by the disease. India is slated to become the diabetic capital of world with over 69 million people impacted by diabetes.
Over 40 million people in India are affected by diabetes. About 15 per cent of the adult population in Bangalore has diabetes. According to a report titled Global Prevalence of Diabetes by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in May 2004, the projections for the year 2030 show that in developing countries the number of people with diabetes will be close to 60 million in the age group of 20 to 44 years, and over 140 million in the age group of 45-64 years. It points out “the greatest absolute increase will occur in India,” where 79.4 million people will be affected by diabetes across all age groups (based solely on demographic changes). In Bangalore, often been called the “diabetes capital, 10 to 15 per cent of the adult population is affected with diabetes and the numbers are certainly on the increase as more people slip in to sedentary lifestyles.
Today with over 32 Centers across the country, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centres is India’s first ‘one-stop’ comprehensive diabetes treatment facility offering multidisciplinary services like Diabetes Foot Care, Diabetes Eye Unit, Nutrition and Dietetics, Patient Education, and Diabetes footwear and food products under one single structure.
Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centre boasts an advanced clinical support for managing diabetes and is backed by in-depth research undertaken by their research wing, The Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF) that was set up in 1996 with an aim to bring Research on Diabetes and related complications into practice.
Inaugurating the centre, Dr. DC Sundaresh, Director, Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences, Whitefiled, Bangalore, said, “The city needs to be equipped with such specialty care centers that will help the residents lead a healthy life. With Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties center, the residents of Bangalore can avail top – notch facilities and advanced technology solutions which will help manage diabetes through regular checkups.”
Commenting on the launch, Dr.V Mohan, Chairman, Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centres said, “It is important to spread awareness that unless lifestyle and food habits are changed, Diabetes will continue to impact the quality of life and productivity of an individual. We at Dr. Mohan’s Diabetes Specialties Centres strive to offer excellence in Diabetic care by bringing together enhanced expertise and optimized research under one roof.”
Also commenting on the inauguration, Dr. B Ramya, Consultant, Whitefield Branch said,“ With the rising rate of diabetes in the city and state, it is imperative for the people to be aware and take precaution against the ailment. With the new branch, we will definitely be able to see a decrease in the diabetic ratio”
Adding to the statement, said, Mr. Subham Bardhan,CEO said “We have plans to expand across the country to facilitate quality diabetes care to the diabetic population across locations”