Department manages CCU, MICU, ICCU & also Emergency Department
JSS Hospital, Medicine Department has taken initiative to start Geriatrics Clinic from 2014 considering the gravity of Geriatric population. At present 10 – 12% of Indian population is of Geriatric people. It is expected to increase to 30 – 40% by 2050. Keeping in mind our management has taken special interest in opening a Geriatric wing. Geriatric people are special population who needs comprehensive care.
In view of this Geriatric OPD will be run 3 days a week between 9.00 am – 4.00 pm (Monday, Wednesday & Friday). They will be assessing comprehensively with the team of specialist consisting of 1. Physicians, 2. Orthopedition, 3. ENT Surgeon, 4. Ophthalmologist, 5. Nutritionist, 6. Physiotherapist and 8. Pharmacist. This wing is headed by Dr.Prathiba Pareira, Professor of Medicine along with Dr.Shilpa Avarebeel, Assistant Professor, with the support of ancillary departments.
Shortly department will come up with day care center and home services for Geriatric population.
After 5.00 pm till the next day 9.00 am Geriatric patient will be attended by duty Physician during emergencies.