770 senior citizens in old age homes were covered under the 26 camps organised in Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Mumbai
Portea Medical recently conducted health checkup camps for the elderly in partnership with InnoVen Capital, a firm that provides venture debt. Under the partnership, 26 health camps were organised at multiple NGOs across four cities. The camps provided lab packages and doctor consultations for 770 senior citizens in Bengaluru (380), Mumbai (150), Hyderabad (140), and Kolkata (100).
The health camps were organised to focus on providing long-term intervention, rehabilitation and continuous care for the elderly. The camps were organised at Gandhi Old Age Home, Fathima Old Age Home and HelpAge India across the four cities.
As part of the camps, doctors provided advice, wrote out prescriptions and provided basic medicines. Various health talks were also organised to create awareness among the senior citizens on why it is imperative to undergo regular health checks. Apart from blood tests, and consultations based on test reports, Portea also distributed free medical kits to the NGOs.
With this preventive medical intervention, the elderly will get an opportunity to receive ongoing care in the future further translating to dignified elder care management in India for disadvantaged societies. It is hoped that more organisations will come forward, taking this as an example, and help in providing better lives and continuous access to healthcare for this section of society.