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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


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MY MS DIAGNOSIS - NAVIGATING MS TOGETHER As per this year’s theme tagline “Navigating MS together”, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India is entering into collaboration with IIT Madras -…

Mothers Day Celebrations

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The Indian Medical Association, Tamil Nadu Branch, invited MSSI, Chennai Chapter to a get-together at Coimbatore to observe Mother's Day on Sunday, the 12th of May 2024. The meeting was…
Dr. Subramita Panda presented a PowerPoint on stress management and homeopathic treatment for the benefit of persons with MS.

Stress Management and Treatment of Lifestyle Diseases through Homeopathy

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In a groundbreaking session held on March 23, 2024, Dr. Subramita Panda, a leading Doctor in Homeopathy, shared invaluable insights into stress management and the treatment of lifestyle diseases through…
Image depicting MS awareness and support initiatives in India, including events, resources, and community outreach efforts.

Annual Excursion

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Exciting India MS Day at Mahabalipuram's Beach Resort! 100 MSPs, Caretakers & Volunteers joined our unforgettable 'Excursion' on Feb 4, 2024. Mrs. Ann Gonsalvez (Hon. Secretary) welcomed all, and BNY…

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