9 June 2022, Chennai: MGM Healthcare today hosted an awareness programme on the Prevention of Falls among the elderly. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Honourable Thiru Ma Subramanian, was the Guest of Honour and Director of the hospital Dr. Prashanth Rajagopalan, along with Dr Govindaraj AB, Director, and Senior Consultant of Orthopaedics inaugurated an exclusive Fall Prevention Programme for the elderly.
The fall prevention programme at MGM Healthcare is exclusively aimed at raising awareness on Fall Prevention by intensely working on outreach measures and providing counselling to the elderly. Health care providers of MGM Healthcare will visit each of the houses of the elderly enrolled in the program to identify and educate them on the impact of fall-related injuries. The team of doctors will also provide the elderly with easy-to-do strength and balance training activities that would be remotely monitored by the MGM physiotherapists through Telerehabilitation programmes.
Dr AB Govindaraj, Director, and Senior Consultant of Orthopaedics at MGM Healthcare said, “Most people consider falls as natural and part of Life. Falls are not natural, can be devastating and yet is preventable. We at MGM Healthcare curated this programme aimed at seniors and caregivers to raise awareness of these facts. Brittle bone disease and Vitamin D deficiency are rampant in our society, which can add to the problem of falls and fractures. Our Strong bones program will identify those at risk and help them to overcome their deficiency.”
Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said, “According to the World Health Organization (WHO) global report on falls prevention, elderly fall about 28%–35% in each year and this proportion increases as age and frailty level increase. This programme will provide extensive support to senior citizens by identifying their health conditions and providing appropriate remedies. MGM Healthcare takes pride in setting up a dedicated programme for the elderly.”
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Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is dedicated to bettering patient experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion, and technology. The manifestation of this dedication is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam Road having 400 beds, 50 outpatient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+ doctors, 30+ clinical departments, 12 state-of-the-art operating theatres and 24×7 comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield a potent combination of skill and cutting-edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to new levels. MGM Healthcare is currently Asia’s highest-rated USGBC LEED Platinum-certified Green Hospital.
Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical excellence. MGM Healthcare is designed and equipped with the latest in technology and equipment and is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence for both domestic and international patients.