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Specialized Geriatric Clinic launched at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road

Fortis Hospitals Cunningham Road has launched its Geriatrics care Clinic today with an objective to provide the best care to elderly people in the city. The clinic was inaugurated by the guests of Dignity Foundation, who were present at the occasion for the celebration of Valentine’s Day with elderly at the hospital.

The Geriatric care clinic aims at maintaining physical as well as mental well-being of the elderly population by understanding their medical background and offer customized care. The launch was a part of the Valentine’s Day celebration with elderly people from Dignity Foundation that involved standup comedy, followed by fun games and entertainment activities.

The clinic has the expertise to carry out all kind of comprehensive geriatric evaluations for the aged patients imparting a sense of comfort for the caregivers and family members.

Dr Ramesh KN, Consultant Physician and Geriatrician, Cunningham Road, Fortis Hospitals, said “Elderly people needs special care for evaluating and managing the unique healthcare needs and treatment preferences. The people above the age of 60 have 3 or more medical problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, falls, Parkinson’s disease and post stroke rehabilitation, complex co morbidities or high blood pressure. Therefore, a dedicated clinic would help them in getting specialized health care.”

Dr Vishnuvardhan, Facility Director, Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road, said, “We are glad to have another specialty clinic at Fortis Hospitals, Cunningham Road. We hope this clinic will benefit the elderly population get specialized treatment as they are more prone to chronic disorders. We always thrive to provide best care and facility at our unit”.

Dignity Foundation, an NGO working for the welfare of senior citizens. The foundation has been running several programmes for senior citizens across various cities, including Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Kolkata and Ahmedabad.