The department is equipped with all facilities and handled with care. All of our departments have well-integrated services.


In healthcare settings, clinical nutrition involves managing the nutritional needs of patients (both inpatients and outpatients). Nutrition is the branch of science that deals with nutrients in food concerning the maintenance, growth, reproduction, health, and diseases of organisms. While diet is the specific intake of nutrients for health-management purposes in this field.

The purpose of a healthy diet is to keep patients' energy levels balanced and provide them with essential nutrients. There are several diseases that can develop as a consequence of an unhealthy diet, including deficiencies (blindness, anemia, scurvy, preterm birth), excesses (obesity, metallic syndrome), and common systemic diseases (cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis). Around the world, malnutrition is a major cause of death and disability.

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A comprehensive range of nutritional services is offered by the Dietetic Department at Choithram Memorial Hospital including nutritional screening, assessment, intervention, and counseling. Clinicians and nurses work together to review medical charts and assess the medical histories and eating habits of patients so that a personalized diet plan can be developed to meet nutritional needs. In addition, the department provides specialized services in the areas of tube feeding (enteral nutrition) and intravenous feeding (parenteral nutrition).

Our department collaborates closely with multiple specialty departments, such as cardiology, diabetology & endocrinology, gastroenterology, gynecology & obstetrics, nephrology, etc, to ensure nutritional care across a variety of health conditions.

Analyzing the nutritional status of the patient, we strive to plan a Medical Nutrition Therapy based on the clinical diagnosis and evaluate progress toward optimal nutrition wellness.

Bridging the gap between knowledge and practice

Our Nutrition plans make sure to prevent, manage, and reverse diseases. Here are the types of services provided at the department of Dietetics:

In-Patient Services

In conjunction with the Hospital Kitchen, the Department provides pre-inspected food to hospitalized patients. Each patient is provided with a customized diet plan by the Department. Different types of diets are prepared based on the clinical condition of each patient, and in some cases, even personal preferences are taken into consideration. We make every effort to make the food delicious, which is well accepted and appreciated by the patients and their families. Patients in various wards receive food from the Hospital Kitchen via a decentralized distribution system.

Types of Diet for Indoor Patients

Basic: Normal Diet, Soft Diet, Semi-solid Diet, Liquid Diet, Blenderized Diet, etc.

Therapeutic: High Protein Diet, Salt Restricted Diet, Bland Diet, Fat-free Diet, Specialized Diet, Diabetic Diet, Renal Diet, Tube feeds, etc.

Out-Patient Services

Consuming nutritious food is an ongoing journey to achieve optimal health. It is only through initiating change that we can achieve our health and lifestyle goals. By visiting the Department of Dietetics, you will be able to assess your current dietary habits, identify your specific requirements, and create a health plan that will be sustainable.

Nutritional and health information is translated into practical dietary advice by highly experienced and well-qualified Dieticians in the department.

Key Features

We provide healthy eating advice and/or nutritional assessment for patients and their families to improve health. It includes:

  • Patients and their families risk assessment
  • Prevention of certain diseases with lifestyle counseling
  • Providing dietary updates or answers to specific queries related to existing disease conditions

Clinical Diet Counseling

Among the clinical conditions for which diet counseling is offered at the dietetics department are:

  • Underweight
  • Obesity
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Gout
  • Fatty Liver
  • Cirrhosis of Liver
  • Lipid(Cholesterol) Management
  • Blood Pressure
  • Diabetes Type I & II
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Digestion problems like Acidity, Flatulence, Constipation, etc.
  • Celiac Disease
  • Geriatric (Old age)
  • Pregnancy
  • Pre & Post Menopause
  • PCOS
  • Thyroid
  • Renal
  • Cancer (Pre/Post Operative, On Chemo/Other treatment)
  • Arthritis

We Provide Professional Care for the wellness of the Body, Mind, and Soul.