There are currently about 60 million people with Diabetes Mellitus in India. The number is expected to double by 2040. The disease, along with its complications, threatens to have a crippling effect on the health and economy of a developing nation like India.
The existing public healthcare system in India is as such stretched with combating communicable diseases and dealing with the emerging epidemic of Diabetes, its complications and other lifestyle diseases is a burden it can ill afford. It is important to note that the disease particularly affects the productive segment of society, whether rural or urban.
To tackle the situation and to create a lasting impact globally, Chellaram Foundation has established the Chellaram Diabetes Institute – A Not for Profit Institute in Pune with state-of-the-art Clinical & Diagnostic facilities.