"Medicine is not a trade; it is a calling where the physician not only thinks with his head but also with his heart." Prof. Dr.P.V.A. Mohandas.
The Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MIOT), had its genesis as an independent wing of Vijaya Hospital, where Padmashree Prof. Dr.P.V.A. Mohandas and his team performed many a surgical impossibility in the field of Orthopaedics.
Subsequently, his international travel exposed him to the highly impressive standards of hygiene and competence of medical services in the West. He grew obsessed with an overpowering desire to provide similar standards of professional health care in India
He left no stone unturned, no expense spared until in February 1999 MIOT opened its doors to the public. Thus, the seed of desire sown with dedication and nurtured with concerted effort, sprouted and now stands before us as the imposing structure of MIOT - the virtual brainchild of Dr. Mohandas.
MIOT Hospitals became a corporate body in early 1994 in tune with the evolving hospital culture overseas. This multibillion, super-speciality hospital, nationally and internationally acclaimed for its professional standards, has collaborators in Australia, Germany and USA. The Hospital taps the advantage of this collaboration by sending its Doctors and Nurses to Germany periodically as part of its upgradation programme.
What meets the physical eye is the stately concrete masterpiece of functional, modern architecture standing in a sprawling 22 acre site, but what accosts the mind's eye is the world that lies within the surge of emotions that it houses concern, care and compassion that seek to wipe away the pain, anxiety and helplessness of the ailing in an endeavour to usher in smiles.
The power of the emotions housed within has transformed a concrete structure into a Noble Messiah of the Medical Profession. MIOT has drawn a list of celebrities from Presidents of India and Chief Ministers of several States to popular film stars and Diplomats from Germany, U.S.A., Gulf, U.K., Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Dubai and the Maldives.