The Department of Clinical Nutrition & Therapeutics in PRS Hospital advises patients on appropriate diet to be followed during treatment at the hospital and also during the recovery period. The highly qualified registered dieticians at the department, headed by Mini Mary Prakash R.D., evaluate the health of the patients through nutrition assessments and diagnostic laboratory testing. Ms. Prakash is assisted by Lucy Japamony R.D, and ICU senior dietician Manju Sivaji RD, and two junior dieticians. For patients who have been referred to us, our dieticians can assess their dietary needs and advise on the best nutritional course of action.Based on the findings the dieticians advise patients on behavioural modifications and intervention plans, including food to eat and what to avoid in order to improve their health. The department oversees the hospital's food service division to ensure that patients receive nutritious food. Also, the department helps to prevent or support treatment of health conditions such as heart diseases , autoimmune diseases, kidney diseases and so on. The team also brushes up their knowledge and experience by attending various conferences and courses related to dietetics. As part of public awareness, programmes on television and radio are organised by the department of clinical nutrition and dietetics at PRS Hospital. Some of the dieticians also write informative articles on diet in health magazines.