BHUBANESWAR:The IMS and Sum Hospital under SOA University on Wednesday became the second hospital in the State to set up a Geriatric Clinic for the elderly where senior citizens would get specialised treatment.
The clinic was inaugurated by an elderly patient in presence of Vice-Chancellor Prof Amit Banerjee. The clinic would function two days a week on Monday and Thursday from 9 am to 5 pm.
“Elderly patients above the age of 65 years will receive concessions on investigations done up to 25 per cent,” clinic in-charge Dr SN Swain said.
An Emergency Medicine department was also opened on the occasion. A serious patient, requiring urgent attention, would be treated in this department which has all required equipment including ventilator and monitors supported by round-the-clock MRI and CT Scan facility.
The Vice-Chancellor also inaugurated the extended Therapeutic Kitchen in the hospital, a multi-functional facility, which provides food for patients retaining the nutritional value as per the doctor’s prescription.
Managing member Gopabandhu Kar and medical superintendent Prof PK Mohanty were present.