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Multiple Sclerosis Society of India – Chennai Chapter was established in 1997 with Mr. N. Ram, Editor in Chief “The Hindu” as Founder Chairperson with just 10 MSP’s and many volunteers to add to its strength. Initiated by Mrs.Devi Bala, the Society had as its Founder Secretary, Mrs.Dolly Khanna, Founder Treasurer,  Mrs.Ann Gonsalvez, and the Founder Vice Chairperson Mrs.Lakshmi Subramanian.  Today the society serves more than 200 MS persons, over the States of TamilNadu and Kerala, with a Support Group at Puducherry.


  • Identification of MS persons and initial help, like Doctor’s appointments, etc
  • Lab tests, MRI’s, Injections and Medicine free/subsidized.
  • Physio/Occupational Therapy free/subsidized.
  • Help to obtain Disability Certificates, Insurance, etc.
  • Visiting home bound /hospitalized Multiple Sclerosis Persons.
  • Regular telephonic counseling services and Counselling at home.
  • Financial Aid to MS Persons.
  • Regular monthly meetings and get togethers for Multiple Sclerosis Persons.
  • Supply of wheelchairs, walkers, other aids and incontinence products.
  • Alternatives Medicines like Homeopathy, etc.
  • Livelihood Rehabilitation.
  • Advocacy and Awareness Campaigns.
  • Fund Raising.

Recent Activities

An Awareness Programme by NIEPMD

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Celebrating World Multiple Sclerosis Day 2024: An Awareness Programme by NIEPMD On June 7th, 2024, the Department of Medical Science under the National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple…

Radio Special | MSSI Chennai

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Commemorating the occasion of World MS Day-2024, MSSI – Chennai Chapter did special recordings with three FM Stations – Hello FM, Chennai Live and All India Radio, which got broadcasted…

Two-day Skit at the Chennai Airport

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To Commemorate the World MS Day 2024, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI), Chennai Chapter conducted a two–day skit programme on the 28th and 30th of May at Chennai…

Beyond Boundaries: Press Coverage

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Coverage in the Press Ithu Tamil: The Hindu: Facebook:   

Team Members

  • Mrs. Ann Gonsalvez – Hon. Chairperson
  • Mr. A. Ashokan – Hon. Vice-Chairperson
  • Mrs. Dolly Khanna – Hon. Secretary
  • Ms. Tara Rao – Hon. Jt. Secretary
  • Mr. D. Sivakumar – Hon. Treasurer
  • Mrs. Prema Srinivasan – Member – Managing Committee
  • Ms. S. Smitha – Member – Managing Committee
  • Mr. Dominic Surrao – Member – Managing Committee
  • Mrs. G. Chitra – Member – Managing Committee
  • Ms. Candila Mary – Member – Managing Committee