IRIS is a dedicated centre for advanced treatment for all kinds of rheumatic problems. The Centre combines the best of talent and technology and provides comprehensive treatment for rheumatic diseases using a multidisciplinary approach. The motto of the institution is “Towards Healthy Joints with a Healing Touch”. We aim to provide state of the art care in rheumatic diseases with sincerity and compassion. In addition IRIS also fosters research and education in the field of Rheumatology, working closely with scientific and philanthropic organizations to meet this end.
One of the first of its kind in India, IRIS nurtures an eminent panel of doctors having expertise in diagnosis and management of autoimmune rheumatic diseases, degenerative joint diseases, soft tissue rheumatic diseases and Pediatric Rheumatology disorders. The Institute also offers the services of a well equipped Physiotherapy unit, an advanced Immunodiagnostic laboratory, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound under a trained musculoskeletal radiologist and Pharmacy.
The institute is conceived by the eminent rheumatologist and rheumatology consultant Dr Vishad Viswanath .
Rheumatology, which deals with the disorders of joints and their supporting tissues, is one of the fastest advancing disciplines of medicine. These diseases are amongst the commonest cause for disability in the community. Studies show that up to 30% of population suffers from one rheumatic disease or the other. Earlier many of these diseases were considered to be untreatable. Patients with rheumatic diseases lived their life in misery and pain. But today, most rheumatic diseases are eminently treatable. An early diagnosis together with effective treatment will help most patients lead a near normal life free of pain and disability.
We believe that as front runners in the field of rheumatology, Iris has the responsibility to spread awareness about rheumatic diseases amongst patients’ peers and public. As part of this venture we have launched “Swasthya Sandhigal” a novel public health awareness initiative. The program was launched by His Highness Aditya Verma on July 16, 2017. As part of this program, we conduct patient awareness seminars and early arthritis detection camps across the state. To this day over 2000 patients have benefitted from this initiative. In addition we have used mass media and social media platforms to reach out to general public in our endeavor to disseminate information about rheumatology.
In recognition of our sustained efforts to ensure Quality of services, IRIS has received the much coveted NABH accreditation. IRIS is in fact the first dedicated Rheumatology facility in the country to receive this recognition. The accreditation has been a validation of the robust systems we have implemented to maintain Quality Patient care in both clinical and paraclinical domains of services at IRIS. In addition we are also ISO 9001: 2015 certified.