February 2013

Fundraising begins for diabetes hospital

Kshitij Shankhdhar, MD, a diabetologist from Lucknow, India, is working with the Uttar Pradesh Madhumeh Association (UPMA) to help establish a charitable diabetes hospital in India and is seeking donations to support the project. (Madhumeh is a Hindi word for diabetes.)

Shankhdhar, working president of UPMA, said the charitable center would include both clinical and teaching facilities and offer low-cost quality diabetes care services and education.

Plans for the facility also include specialized diabetes-related clinics, including those for obesity and podiatry. Those interested in supporting the hospital’s establishment can contact Shankhdhar at consultantdiabe

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