HONOURABLE MINISTER FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE OF TAMIL NADU INAUGURATES ‘FALL PREVENTION’ PROGRAMME AT

MGM HEALTHCARE

9 June 2022, Chennai: MGM Healthcare today hosted an awareness programme on the
Prevention of Falls among the elderly. Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Honourable
Thiru Ma Subramanian, was the Guest of Honour and Director of the hospital Dr.
Prashanth Rajagopalan, along with   Dr Govindaraj AB, Director, and Senior Consultant of
Orthopaedics inaugurated an exclusive Fall Prevention Programme for the elderly.
 
The fall prevention programme at MGM Healthcare is exclusively aimed at raising
awareness on Fall Prevention by intensely working on outreach measures and providing
counselling to the elderly. Health care providers of MGM Healthcare will visit each of the
houses of the elderly enrolled in the program to identify and educate them on the impact of
fall-related injuries.  The team of doctors will also provide the elderly with easy-to-do
strength and balance training activities that would be remotely monitored by the MGM
physiotherapists through Telerehabilitation programmes.
 
Dr AB Govindaraj, Director, and Senior Consultant of Orthopaedics at MGM Healthcare
said, “Most people consider falls as natural and part of Life. Falls are not natural, can be
devastating and yet is preventable. We at MGM Healthcare curated this programme aimed
at seniors and caregivers to raise awareness of these facts. Brittle bone disease and
Vitamin D deficiency are rampant in our society, which can add to the problem of falls and
fractures. Our Strong bones program will identify those at risk and help them to overcome
their deficiency.”
 

Dr Prashanth Rajagopalan, Director, MGM Healthcare said, “According to the
World Health Organization (WHO) global report on falls prevention, elderly fall about

28%–35% in each year and this proportion increases as age and frailty level increase.
This programme will provide extensive support to senior citizens by identifying their
health conditions and providing appropriate remedies.  MGM Healthcare takes pride in
setting up a dedicated programme for the elderly.”
  
About MGM Healthcare

Born out of a need for altruism, MGM Healthcare is dedicated to bettering patient
experiences and improving clinical outcomes through expertise, passion, and technology. 
The manifestation of this dedication is a state-of-the-art hospital on Nelson Manickam
Road having 400 beds, 50 outpatient consultation rooms, over 100 critical care beds, 250+
doctors, 30+ clinical departments, 12 state-of-the-art operating theatres and 24×7
comprehensive Emergency Care. Here, a host of eminent surgeons and physicians wield
a potent combination of skill and cutting-edge technology to elevate care and outcomes to
new levels. MGM Healthcare is currently Asia’s highest-rated USGBC LEED Platinum-
certified Green Hospital.
Over the past year, the team of clinical experts at MGM Healthcare have performed many
innovative and complex surgeries in the pursuit of establishing trust and clinical
excellence. MGM Healthcare is designed and equipped with the latest in technology and
equipment and is poised to drive patient centricity and clinical excellence for both
domestic and international patients.

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