BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 3, 2022
With the objective of providing better healthcare services to the older adults, the Department of Medicine of AIIMS Bhubaneswar has started a special clinic in Geriatric Medicine from Tuesday.
The special clinic will function on every Tuesday from 2 PM to 5 PM. Additional Professor, Medicine Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty will be the in charge of the special clinic in geriatric medicine. Other faculties of Department of Medicine Dr. Anupama Behera and Dr. Dhriti Sundar Das will also be involved in Geriatric Medicine special clinic.
This clinic will be helpful for the geriatric population to get a holistic geriatric care.
The importance of Geriatric care can’t be undermined as it was evident during the recent COVID pandemic. As geriatric population will be comprising around 13.1 per cent of the total population of India by 2031 this special clinic will be very helpful for addressing their various issues like diabetes, hypertension, obesity, constipation, COPD, different cardiac, renal and mental illness, said Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty.
“Geriatric care has become a major challenge with increased urbanization and lifestyle modifications. Starting a special geriatric care clinic at AIIMS Bhubaneswar will be a boon for people of Odisha,” added Dr. Mohanty.
On this occasion, a guest lecture was arranged to discuss various aspects of geriatric care. Eminent Professor in Geriatric Medicine, Dr. AB Dey, founder Head, Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS New Delhi delivered a talk.