Health camp for senior citizens
Biocon Ltd, a biotechnology company, held a special health camp in the city for elderly patients as part of its patient outreach initiative to mark a decade of excellence in affordable insulin therapy.
Those screened in the health camp would receive subsidised or free medication and optical devices
Biocon Ltd, a biotechnology company, held a special health camp in the city for elderly patients as part of its patient outreach initiative to mark a decade of excellence in affordable insulin therapy. As part of this ongoing initiative, health camps for senior citizens were conducted in Bengaluru, Cochin and Nagpur earlier and will be organised in other cities too in the future.
Dr KD Modi led the company’s efforts at the Jeevan Dhara Geriatric Care Centre, Kinnera Welfare Society, Mehdipatnam, where over 45 senior citizens underwent a comprehensive free health check-up. The camp included cardio-diabetic screening, health and eye check up. These were followed by doctor consultations and a session on diabetes awareness.
The company’s engagement with the senior citizens who underwent screening at the health camp will extend to subsidised or free medication for chronic diseases and distribution of free optical devices.
The health camp was organised as part of Biocon’s efforts to improve the quality of life of elderly patients, especially the less privileged and neglected members of society who deserve that extra attention and care in the advancing years.
Shailesh Rao, head, metabolics division, Biocon said, “The instances of chronic morbidities like diabetes and hypertension among the geriatric population is constantly increasing. Also, as age advances, this is the population which is neglected worldwide. Proper diagnosis and timely treatment is the key to reduce the burden of illness and associated costs.”