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24 Sep 2020, 01:48 HRS IST
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Source:Kauvery Hospital
Category:Medical and Health Care
Kauvery Hospital Launches the Country's First-of-its-Kind Exclusive Orthogeriatrics Department
Kauvery Hospital Launches the Country’s First-of-its-Kind Exclusive Orthogeriatrics Department
A doorway to specialized orthopedic care for senior citizens

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India - Business Wire India


Kauvery Hospital, a hospital chain with 4 branches including Trichy & Chennai, is Chennai city’s only multi-speciality hospital offering comprehensive Geriatric care. In an extension of its health care services to the senior citizens, the hospital has launched the Department of Orthogeriatrics for comprehensive orthopedic care, a first of its kind in India.

Today, Mr. N. Murali, Co-Chairman, Kasturi & Sons Ltd (The Hindu Group of Publications) and Padmashri Awardee Dr. V. S. Natarajan, the Father of Geriatric Medicine, declared the facility open to the public. Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon & Executive Director and Dr. Lakshmipathy Ramesh, Senior Consultant Geriatrician, of Kauvery Hospital spoke on the benefits of the department for senior citizens. A multi-genre theatre work titled ''Fire & Ash’ by JustUS Repertory was staged subsequent to the launch event.

The dedicated department combines the medical specialties of orthopedic and geriatrics to provide holistic care with top-of-the-line infrastructure and patient-friendly amenities. As an inaugural offer, the hospital offers an array of benefits including Arthritis Screening package at a special tariff of Rs.750, and Dexa Scan at a special tariff of Rs.1500 that can be availed on or before 31st July 2015. For further details, please call 9025116293.

The dedicated 12000 sq ft Orthogeriatrics facility houses 15 exclusive in-patient beds, senior-friendly amenities like low level cots and bathrooms with grab bars, spacious corridor for physiotherapy and rehabilitation apart from advanced medical equipments and devices such as Dexa Scan and an expert team of Geriatric physicians, Geriatric nurses, Geriatric physiotherapists and other health care professionals for providing world class care to the senior citizens. Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj, a renowned orthogeriatrician with immense expertise in the field heads the department.  

On the importance of comprehensive Geriatric care, Dr. Aravindan Selvaraj of the hospital said “The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in its study jointly brought out with Help Age International, points that the number of people in the 60+ age group will increase from the current 100 million to 323 million by 2050, constituting 20 percent of India’s total population by then. It further predicts the number of people over 80s to increase seven fold. It is also of concern that the study discloses, that around one-fifth of the elderly live alone or only with spouses in both rural and urban areas. These findings underline the fact that with a growing elderly population in the country, there is a need to strengthen geriatric care services so that the increasing health care demands of the elderly can be met.”

Nithya Asokan, Brand Manager, Kauvery Hospital, +91-7305855710
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