The center is currently coaching a Pakistani physician. "The priority is in providing diabetes training to government doctors and rural practitioners," said A. Ramachandran, Director, MV Hospital.
The training program is basically a minor step in a country that has 35 million diabetic patients. Dr. Ramachandran said that they were talking with the government to extend the program to all corners of the country.
According to N. Murugesan, project director, World Diabetes Foundation, the next step is to train more paramedics.