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More than 300 Senior Citizens of Varanasi attends Health camp organized by Fortis Hospital, NOIDA

Varanasi : A team of doctors from Fortis Hospital, NOIDA organized a health camp for the elderly on the 20th and 21st of December at the Heritage Hospital in Varanasi. The event was inaugurated by Mr. Vishal Singh, Secretary BDS and more than 300 people from fifteen Old age homes (Vridh Ashrams) participated under the initiative, ‘Remember the Forgotten Ones’.

Dr Bimlesh D Pandey, Senior Consultant, Rheumatology, Fortis Hospital, NOIDA and Dr Brajesh Koushle, Additional Director, Orthopedics, Bone & Joint Surgery, Fortis Hospital, NOIDA provided medical counsel to the patients, helping them with effectively handle theaches and pains which have worsened with the onset of winters.

Over 300 people benefited from the camp which provided complimentary medications. The B12 injections were administered free of cost along with blood pressure, c - reactive protein, random blood sugar and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) tests. The senior doctors educated the public on the importance of preventive check-ups, good health and different medical ailments, correct diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

Dr Bimlesh D Pandey said, “With the onset of winters we see a significant rise in the number of bone related ailments. People have difficulty walking, they are uncomfortable and stiff, they’re lower back and joints are in pain. This is especially true of the elderly. They need to be kept warm and given supplements of vitamin D, C and Calcium after consulting with their doctor.Sunlight is very importance. Hydration allows for the lubrication of the joints which lessens the stiffness. It is imperative to educate the elderly about how they can tackle the winters effectively and easily.”

Dr Brajesh Koushle said, “Our main aim is to educate people on how to live a healthy life. If people are aware of the symptoms of a disease and realize the importance of early detection, half the battle is won. Our purpose to organize this camp was to create awareness and provide free medical services to the elderly people of our country. We will continue to organize such events in the future and educate people on the importance of health and healthy lifestyle.”

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