Past events at MIOT
MIOT Hospitals Inaugurates the MIOT Institute of Nephrology
- One of the Most Modern and Largest Nephrology Units in the country.
- Active collaboration with Japan for pioneering practices like Transplants Across Blood Groups.
- “Barefoot Nephrologists” to create awareness and detect kidney diseases in rural India.
(A publication on kidney diseases and cure was released during the inaugural of MIOT Institute of Nephrology. From left to Right – Padmashri Prof. Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT Hospitals; Prof. Dr. Kazunari Tanabe, Chairman, Head, Section of Renal Transplantation, Tokyo Women’s Medical University; Mrs. Mallika Mohandas, Chairman, MIOT Hospitals, and Dr. Rajan Ravichandran, Director, MIOT Institute of Nephrology, at the inauguration of the Nephrology Institute on 20 July 2008.)
The Institute of Nephrology is headed by one of the leading Nephrologists, Dr. Rajan Ravichandran. Dr. Rajan Ravichandran has 25 years of experience in treating more than 15, 000 patients
from all over India and neighboring countries. Previously, Dr. Rajan Ravichandran was the director of Madras Institute of Nephrology, Vijaya Health Centre, Chennai. He is also a Visiting Professor in Tokyo Womens Medical College and an Adjunct Professor in IIT Chennai. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh and Fellowship of American College of Physicians recently.
Equipped with state of the art equipment and specialized staff, the unit has already started dialysing patients and performing kidney transplantations. It has facilities to offer dialysis for 30 patients’ everyday and offer kidney transplants for around 20 patients a month.
“Around 20% of India’s population suffers from diabetes even if 1% of these lead to kidney disease then the numbers of people suffering will be tremendous,” says Prof. Dr. P.V.A. Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT Hospitals.
“Barefoot Nephrologists” for Rural India To prepare for the large number of specialists needed and to facilitate early detection of kidney disease, the Institute of Nephrology is all set to start academic programs for both post graduates and Medical graduates. The aim is to train barefoot nephrologists who will practice in the rural areas.
Ongoing research and pioneering methods and Renal transplantation across Blood groups
Another important aspect of the Institute of Nephrology is research. The unit has ongoing research in producing resins which remove various toxins from the body. This would delay / replace dialysis. The institute is also collaborating with Japan in starting transplants across blood groups. Nephrology Sparce Surgery for kidney tumor would also be starting shortly. This surgery will remove only the tumor and preserve the kidney.
Contribution for the society
Last but not least the Institute has concerns for the lower socio economic strata by treating at least 20% of the patients in a subsidized manner. Prevention being the most important aspect of any medical disease, the Institute will create and run awareness programs to detect the kidney disease at early stage, so that the unfortunate need for dialysis and transplantations does not occur.
A publication on Kidney Diseases & Cure was released during the inaugural of MIOT Institute of Nephrology.