The medical camp is organised in the first Wednesday of the month in urban primary health centers and every Thursday in Ayurvedic institutions
Information will be given about the prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases in the elderly through the old age camp
International Day of Older Persons is celebrated every year on October 1 to create awarenes about the safety concern, and protection of senior citizens. The month of October is also celebrated as the month of the senior citizens. This month has been dedicated to the elderly with the aim of curbing the injustice, neglect and misbehavior among them. During this month, special health facilities will be provided to the elderly patients from October 1 to October 15 in all government health institutions of the state.
On the occasion of International Day of Older Persons, numerous activities will be conducted at the state and district level to create awareness among the public to create a safe,caring and just society for the elderly. Under this,healthcare facilities like special OPD service will also be provided for the elderly in all district hospitals of the state. In such districts where there is an old age home, health check-up will be done by the team of health department and the elderly will be encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle. Through the old age camp, information will also be given regarding the symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases among the elderly.
State Nodal Officer for the 'Vayovriddh' Program(healthcare program for senior citizens) Dr. Kamlesh Jain said that under this program, in the current financial year of 2022-23, eight lakh 27 thousand 077 elderly people have been screened since april. Out of these, 53 thousand 318 elderly people have been provided rehabilitation facility, four lakh seven thousand 385 have been given lab facility for medical tests, three lakh 16 thousand 098 health cards have been provided to the elderly people, 28 thousand elderly people have been provided home based care facility.
Siyan Jatan Clinics are organized in the urban primary health centers of the state on the first Wednesday of the month and every Thursday in Ayurvedic institutions for health consultation, examination and treatment of the elderly. So far, more than one lakh 12 thousand elderly people have been benefited in Siyan Jatan Clinic which operates on every Thursday in Ayurvedic institutions.
According to a study by the Statistics Office, the elderly population in the country has been increasing continuously since 1961. According to the National Census 2001, by the year 2031, the number of old people in the country will reach about 17.85 crores. International Day of Older Persons is celebrated every year with the aim of curbing the injustice, neglect and abuse done to the elderly in the world. It is worth mentioning that his year, the day is being observed on the theme of "Resilience of Older Person in Changing World with special focus on older women".