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The geriatric division of AIIMS has initiated to take care of the health needs of people living in old age homes in Delhi NCR.
What Is It?
In an initiative project by AIIMS, a mobile van with basic laboratory tests, medicines and physiotherapy equipment will be visiting old age homes on a regular basis to provide on the spot testing and screening facilities for common illnesses like hypertension and diabetes to the elderly people.
According to Dr. Vijay Gurjar who is involved in the project, elderly people at old age homes will be provided with door-step services as they might find it difficult to pay a visit to the hospitals for their medical check-ups.
This will make things easier for the elderly people as they often find it difficult to come to the hospital for treatment of chronic illness.
If the project is a success in terms of improving the health condition of these people living in identified old age homes in Delhi NCR region, then they will recommend the government to replicate the services at a larger scale.
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