Hyderabad: Apollo Hospitals launched a specialised geriatric care centre here and plans to open similar clinics in other cities.
Renowned film director and Dadasaheb Phalke awardee K Viswanath inaugurated the ‘Apollo Elder Care Centre’ at the Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills.
This exclusive centre for the elderly will be a comprehensive centre to diagnose the patient, comprehend his medical background and offer customised care, Apollo Hospitals said in a release.
Hari Prasad, President, Apollo Hospitals, said the clinic inaugurated on Wednesday is the first Apollo Elder Care centre and that the Group will have five more similar centres within the next two months at Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. “It will be subsequently taken to 60 plus group hospitals,” it said.
Viswanath said senior citizens are often left to fend for themselves, at an age when they are vulnerable, as their children are encouraged to go abroad for career opportunities.
A geriatric centre would help them in such a situation, he said.