Geriatric Referral Centre

  • 30% of our population will be over the age of 60 in 2020.
  • Problems in this age group are unique.
  • Commonest are diabetes, hypertension, heart problems, kidney problems, stroke, neurological problem and most important cancers and fractures.
  • This unit aims at preventive health checks for all these problems, early detection and management by special geriatric care physicians and surgeons.
  • Screening for cancers, diabetes, blood pressure are available
  • Fracture prevention strategies are also taught
  • Fractures are dealt with an emergency basis.
  • Physiotherapy, rehabilitations, problem prevention strategies are highlights.
  • As a large proportion of over 60 years live alone a help line to give domiciliary emergency care and transportation to the hospital are arranged.