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Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutrition plays a key role in the treatment and management of diseases, either critical illness (ICU/CCU/NICU) or other conditions such as Diabetic mellitus, Hypotension, Cardiac, obesity etc.

Department of Dietetics & Nutrition is functional in the hospital from commencement of hospital services. Good nutrition is vital for good health, disease prevention and essential for healthy growth. Department makes a systematic efforts to provide with quality diet to all IPD. OPD consultation is provided by Consultant/Nutritionist/dietician. Department offers RD (Registered Dietician) internship.

Out Patient Services-: Dietary department has an active OPD consultation schedule and offers it professional services. Outpatients are referred either from other speciality consultant or walk-in patients seeking nutritional advice.

In patient services -: Every in-patients receives a visit from the dietician, where patients receives food from hospitals /or utilising hospital catering services. The dietician ensure clinical needs with the treating doctor and the patient/patients relatives after taking into consideration of its food habits. Therefore, nutritional therapy is planned and provided in a collaborate manner.


  • Obesity (weight management)
  • Diabetes and endocrine disorders
  • Cardiac (heart related) problems
  • Geriatric nutrition
  • Gastrointestinal disorders (acidity, etc.)
  • Liver disorders
  • Kidney related problems
  • Neurological disorders
  • Oncology (cancers)
  • Pre/post natal nutrition
  • Paediatric Nutrition
  • Food allergies
  • Competitive sports nutrition
  • Gestational diabetes
  • PCOD
  • Neutrigenomic
Preventive aspect related to nutrition are part of OPD facilities (to avoid increase blood sugar/cholesterol/wt etc.) including patient education programme.


  • Primary prevention for diabetes ( pre diabetic state)
  • Primary prevention for cholesterol (heart diseases)
  • Obesity (weight management)
  • PCOD
  • GDM ( Gestational Diabetes Mellitus)
  • 40 plus women clinic
  • Bone health
  • Nutrigenomic counselling center( genetic profile supported (DNA) nutritional advice)


  • Critical care nutrition Ryle’s tube (RT) feeds/ PEG feeds, etc.
  • Individual patients consultations, referrals from other consultants.

Other Programme

Since diet/nutrition plays a pivotal role in health and recovery, the department of dietetics & nutrition often collaborates with other departments of the hospital, in the treatment of patients and taking initiatives in patient education, giving lectures/ spreading awareness on the importance of nutrition time community at large.

Training Programme

Conduct 6 months registered dietician internship (as per Indian Dietetics Association’s norms)

Record Keeping – as per hospital policies


Contact Details:

For any queries, or details, please contact: 020 49153052 

Email: ssgroundopds@dmhospital.org / endocrinology@dmhospital.org