Date: 2nd January, 2017, Kolkata

Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, the pioneer of multi-disciplinary care in Eastern India has announced the strengthening of its world-class Geriatric Care services. This expansion of the existing robust service bouquet will have a significant impact on the transformation of the care for the elderly in the region, and has been especially designed to help improve the quality and life and the outcomes enjoyed by the elderly

The number of elderly in India, currently accounting for about 9% of the total population of the country, is expected to register an almost 50% growth by 2026. This increase in the size and share of the elder citizens calls for a new approach to the delivery of treatment and care options that cater to their special requirements. The focused approach by the team at Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, is expected to deliver on these emergent requirements.

Dr Rupali Basu, President and CEO ER, Apollo Hospitals Group, India, observed, “The phenomenon of an ageing population is a major concern for policy makers globally. Major efforts are being undertaken to address the special needs of the elderly – especially in the area of medical care – so as to ensure dignity and quality of life for the senior populace. With a nationwide senior population of over 100 million, and with the eastern part of the country facing a significant growth in recent years, our robust multi-disciplinary Geriatric Care team will deliver specialized attention in line with their particular requirements, and therefore continue the tradition of world-class excellence imbibed by the hospitals and other establishments of the Apollo family.”

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