Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics

Department Overview

The Clinical Nutrition & Dietetics department at Meitra Hospital plays a key role in improving the nutritional health and well-being of patients so as to optimise their clinical management. Application of principles of nutrition for promoting good health forms the core of dietetic practice at our hospital, the service being at par with international standards.A dietitian provides care when special dietary considerations are needed due to illness, injury or surgery. Diet is an important & integral part of curative & prevention health care management. The department is actively involved as an integral part in the patient care services of the hospital. Special therapeutic diets are planned according to the patient’s clinical conditions. We provide crucial support to all specialities by assessing, monitoring and optimising the nutritional status of patients, including those who require intravenous feeding.

Hospital kitchen run by Sodexo, serve a well-balanced diet for in patients.

Critical Care Nutrition

Our Nutritionists work with medical teams from all specialities to provide specialised, optimal nutritional support to critically ill/injured patients including patients with life-threatening conditions including trauma, severe infections, acute respiratory disorders and those recovering after major surgeries. They assess and identify patients with greater nutritional risks and recommend a customised plan and mode to provide the required nutrition (oral/ enteral/ parenteral), based on his or her current health condition.

Therapeutic Nutrition

A good diet helps heal faster. The diet is planned keeping in mind what the patient can and cannot in relation to the medical problem, and how much essential nutrients he or she requires on a daily basis to maintain good health and prevent/ manage diseases. The diet plan is created after taking inputs from the treating doctors.

Hospital Services

  • Apart from taking care of the nutritional wellbeing of our patients, the department also offers expert advice to the food and beverages wing of the hospital to ensure that the food served here is of the highest quality standards.
  • Major services offered

    Individualized diet counselling for diabetes mellitus, blood pressure, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, uric acid, pancreatitis, Crohn's disease etc.

    Critical Care– providing special nutritional care.

    Tube feeds-Ryles tube, PEJ and PEG feeds. It is ensured that each patient’s food requirement is fulfilled completely with necessary calories, protein, fat, fibre and suitable nutrients in the feed formulation.

    Customised diet, hygienically prepared and served to all in-patients based on their medical requirements.

    Diet counselling for clients coming for Health Check-up.

    Community nutrition programme, talks on food and health, awareness sessions on nutrition.

    Our Nutritionists are available to speak on a variety of topics to community organizations on current health issues.