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Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, launched Elderly Care Clinic to deliver specialized care for the senior populace

Date: 18 Jun 2016

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata has set up several dedicated units to address the particular requirements of the different segments of the population. Continuing with its saga of delivering world-class excellence, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital, Kolkata announced the inauguration of a specialized Elderly Care Clinic to address the distinct needs of the senior populace.

The number of elderly in India, currently accounting for over 8.6% of the total population of the country, is expected to register an almost 50% growth by 2026. This increase in the size and share of the elder citizens calls for a new approach to the delivery of treatment and care options that cater to their special requirements. The Clinic, staffed by well-trained physicians, caregivers and other support personnel, and managed by expert healthcare administrators, will ensure adequate attention and care that meets the special demands of this emerging scenario. It will focus especially on delivering treatment solutions which address the key challenges of

  • Immobility
  • Instability
  • Incontinence
  • Impaired intellect/memory
  • Impaired vision and hearing loss

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, said, "The phenomenon of an ageing population has become a major concern for policy makers all over the world. Major efforts are being undertaken to meet their special needs, especially in the area of medical care, so as to ensure dignity and quality of life for the elderly. With a nationwide senior population of over 100 million, and with the eastern part of the country facing a significant growth in recent years, our Elderly Care Clinic will deliver specialized care in line with their special requirements and continue the tradition of world-class excellence imbibed by the hospitals and other establishments of the Apollo family".

(At the centre) Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO (Eastern Region), Apollo Hospitals Group, India and Shri Soumitra Chatterjee with the team of doctors during the inauguration of Elderly Care Clinic at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata

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