Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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MIOT International
MIOT Logo.jpg
Location Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Care system Private
Funding Private
Hospital type Multispeciality
Emergency department Yes
Beds 1000
Founded February 1999
Lists Hospitals in India
Other links P. V. A. Mohandas

The MIOT International is a multi-specialty hospital in Manapakkam, Chennai, India. It is a specialty hospital in the field of joint replacement surgeries, Interventional Cardiology , orthopaedics and trauma. Founded by P. V. A. Mohandas, the hospital was established in February 1999 on a 14-acre (5.7 ha) land with German collaboration, with an initial investment of 500,000.[1] The hospital has 1000 beds and employs 170 physicians.[2] The hospital receives nearly 3,500 foreign patients every year, contributing 25 percent of the hospital's patients. North and East Africa account for a chunk of these foreign patients.[3]


MIOT Hospitals began as an independent entity, specialising in orthopaedics, at Chennai-based Vijaya Hospital in 1988. It moved to Manapakkam, a suburb of Chennai, in 1999. Its founder and managing director, P. V. A. Mohandas, is also chief surgeon in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His son Dr. Prithvi Mohandas has specialised in revision hip surgery. Started as a centre for orthopaedics, the hospital has become a multi-speciality one dealing with thoracic and cardiovascular care, cardiology, nephrology, neurosurgery, oncology and radiation oncology, hip-replacement surgery, knee replacement, accident surgery, plastic surgery, craniofacial and cosmetic surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics, and so on.

On 18 May 2012, a heart revive centre was inaugurated at a cost of 300 million, with a full-fledged Cathlab and an Electro Physiology Laboratory for the treatment of arrhythmia, or irregular heart beat. In the same year, the hospital started the MIOT International Centre housing the departments of oncology, radiation oncology, medical oncology, surgical oncology, liver transplant centre and bone marrow transplant centre. There are also plans to open a heart transplant centre.[4]

Awards & Recognition[edit]

Niryat Shree Gold Award 2002 - 2003[edit]

MIOT Hospitals received the 2002-2003 Niryat Shree Award from the Federation of Indian Exports Organisations (FIEO) for `Excellent Performance in Health Care Export', it marked the coming of age of medical tourism as an industry. Mallika Mohandas, Chairperson, MIOT Hospitals, received the Niryat Shree Golden Trophy from Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Kamal Nath in New Delhi on Friday. The hospital has treated patients from the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Muscat, Oman and Qatar, Seychelles, Tanzania, Kenya, Yemen, Sudan, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Malaysia, Rwanda, Mauritius, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sikkim, Nepal, Korea and Myanmar. It has tie-ups with the Health Ministries of Seychelles, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Bhutan, said Mrs. Mohandas. An agreement with private agencies in Canada was signed recently to facilitate patient referrals from that country.[5]

Niryat Shree Gold Award 2009 - 2010[edit]

Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO) has conferred MIOT Hospitals, Chennai with “Niryat Shree” Gold Trophy for the year 2009-2010 for being the highest foreign exchange earner in the country among all service providers. This prestigious award was handed over by the Hon’ble President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee to Mrs. Mallika Mohandas, Chairman – MIOT Hospitals, on October 05, 2012 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.[6]

FIEO Niryat Shree Bronze Trophy 2008 - 2009[edit]

Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), has awarded MIOT Hospitals, Chennai with “Niryat Shree – Bronze Trophy” for the year 2008-2009 in the Service Provider Category for generating highest foreign exchange. This prestigious award was handed over by the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Jyotiraditya Scindia to MIOT Hospitals on 16th May, 2010 in New Delhi.[7]

FIEO Southern Region Export Excellence Award 2012 - 2013[edit]

Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), has conferred MIOT International, Chennai with “FIEO SOUTHERN REGION EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD” for the year 2012-2013 in the category of BEST SERVICE PROVIDER, SOUTHERN REGION. MIOT International has been conferred the award for the 4th time by FIEO in the category of BEST SERVICE PROVIDER.[8]

FIEO Southern Region Export Excellence Award 2013 - 2014[edit]

Federation of Indian Export Organization (FIEO), has conferred MIOT International, Chennai with “FIEO SOUTHERN REGION EXPORT EXCELLENCE AWARD” for the year 2013-2014 in the category of BEST SERVICE PROVIDER, SOUTHERN REGION. This prestigious award was handed over by the Hon’ble Minister of state for commerce & Industry, Govt. of India Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman to Mrs. Mallika Mohandas, Chairman – MIOT International at the FIEO’s Golden Jubilee Celebration. MIOT International has been conferred this award for the 5th time by FIEO in the category of BEST SERVICE PROVIDER.[9][10]


First time in India T- Replete Haplo Identical Bone Marrow Transplant[edit]

The MIOT Institute of Haematology, Haemato-Oncology & BMT through its first ever T- Replete Haplo Identical Bone Marrow Transplant in India opens doors to thousands of patients where Bone Marrow transplants can now be done even with a 50% matching donor and still have 100% results. This makes it much easier for patients to find a donor. [11]

Liver Transplant[edit]

Emergency Liver Transplant saves a rapidly deteriorating 26 year old mother with Jaundice & severely damaged Liver.[12] [13] [14]

Collaborations & Joint Venture[edit]


The Indo-German Orthopaedic Foundation (IGOF), founded by Prof. Dr. P. V. A. Mohandas in 1992 with some of top German orthopaedic surgeons seeks to promote friendship and collaboration between Indian and German orthopaedic surgeons. The foundation has, over the years, conducted several courses, symposia and seminars across India, on various subjects related to joint replacement surgery, spine surgery and trauma. To date, more than 28 courses have been conducted. IGOF has also awarded fellowships to over 62 Indian surgeons who have honed their skills at leading orthopaedic centres in Germany.[15]


The Indo-British Health Initiative (IBHI), founded by Dr. Prithvi Mohandas, Managing Director, MIOT International, works to promote scientific collaboration between healthcare personnel in the United Kingdom and India. It accomplishes this by encouraging innovation in medical technology, awarding fellowships, and enabling partnerships between members of the medical community in both countries. IBHI, launched in December 2011, has conducted several symposia on a national and international level in key healthcare areas for both countries – Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Diabetes and, most recently, Oncology. IBHI also awards scholarships and prizes to enterprising young people in healthcare to encourage training, innovation and transfer of knowledge.[16]

MIOT – Whittington MOU[edit]

MIOT International recently signed an MOU with Whittington Hospital, London, to set up an antenatal screening service, which is the prototype for Tamil Nadu and India. Its goal is to ensure that no Indian baby is born with undiagnosed thalassemia. Thalassemia is the most common inherited disorder causing anemia in India. The Whittington Hospital in London boasts of the largest thalassemia unit in the United Kingdom. Together, the two institutions plan to collaborate and eradicate anaemia in India. The formal signing took place in the presence of the Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke, MP – UK Cabinet Minister and Health Envoy. MIOT international has also signed MOUs with BG UNFALLKLINIK TOBINGEN and the city of Stuttgart, Germany.[17]

Charitable Trust[edit]


CHIME - Children’s Heart Internationale MIOT is a Charitable Trust established by MIOT Hospitals was launched in 2007 to provide funds for free Heart Surgeries for needy Children suffering from Congenital and Rheumatic Heart diseases. CHIME in association with MIOT Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care organizes free camps to identify underprivileged children with congenital heart disorders and conditions whereby they are in need of immediate or imminent heart surgeries. CHIME reaches out to different districts not only to conduct camps and identify needy children with free heart surgeries but also to dispel fears and superstitions about congenital heart diseases among people and pave the way to a healthy life for future generations. MIOT Centre for Children’s Cardiac Care has performed 1000 successful surgeries and still counting.[18][19]

The future[edit]

The hospital group is investing 2,800 million on a 600-bed 6-star facility for cancer treatment named 'MIOT International' under construction near the existing facility. The 13-floor building will house 14 operation theatres, a bunker, a sterilisation unit, 500 premium rooms and 100 beds for critical care and is being constructed by L&T. It will employ about 100 physicians.[2][3]


Completely unprepared for disasters: the hospitals in Chennai — private as well as government — were particularly vulnerable, improvising solutions as the situation developed. At least 13 primary health centres in Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts were affected. But the worst affected was MIOT International, where 18 patients on ventilator support died on December 2 and 3, as per the Health Secretary’s press release.[20] Government gives clean chit to MIOT Hospitals. A PIL filed against MIOT Hospital, alleging an encroached plot and that it had built an illegal culvert, has been closed by the Madras high court without any orders.The Court observed that MIOT Hospitals has taken all requisite permission for construction and the building is in conformity with regulations and there has been no violation. The court declared that the petitioner's "allegations are based on surmises and conjectures."[21]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MIOT Hospitals announces free schemes". The Hindu. The Hindu. 13 February 2009. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Kannan, Swetha (18 July 2011). "First phase of 'MIOT International' opening today". Business Line. Chennai: The Hindu. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Miot plans hospital in Sudan". Business Line. Chennai: The Hindu. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 18 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Subramanian, T. S. (28 July – 10 August 2012). "Health marvel". Frontline. The Hindu. 29 (15). Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
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