On the occasion of World Senior Citizen Day Aster prime hospital is implementing a new program known as “Aster seniors”.
Under “Aster Seniors” Program, the Aster Prime Hospital will be providing special facilities to senior citizen like separate reception for easy and fast registration, Priority will be given for diagnostics test to be done, assistance will be provided throughout the process and extra facilities like wheel chair will be provided if needed etc.
The entire focus of the program is to provide a special care throughout the hospital visit and hospitalization if requires. Especially during the pandemic Senior Citizens who are under extremely vulnerable category of people who were advised to not to step out unless it is required, Aster Seniors will ensure speedy delivery of health care services thus enabling them to complete the process early. From registration to consultation to diagnostics and during hospitalization, discharge will be completed on priority and safely.
The program was launched today 21st August 2021, which is also world Senior Citizens day by Sri AR Srinivas, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad in the presence of Sri CN Gopinath Reddy, former Director General, Prisons & Correctional Services, Andhra Pradesh.
Speaking on the occasion, Sri AR Srinivas has explained the problems faced by elderly during COVID Pandemic. He expressed anguish over the behavior of the children towards parents during pandemic as in some cases they simply abandoned dead parents by refusing to perform last rites. Even during normal circumstances, the senior citizens are facing issues especially from children, he added. He asked them to utilize various laws made in this regard to safeguard right of old parents, who suffer at the hands of near and dear. Under these circumstances he felt that old people need not only support from society but also sufficient money to take care of their needs. Under these circumstances initiative of Aster Prime hospital to extend such support is laudable, he said.
Later speaking on the occasion, Sri CN Gopinath Reddy has explained the way our society is moving to a situation where senior citizens are not being taken care by the family. He said that our family system now has been reduced to two levels and moving towards even further to one level as existed in western culture. While pointing out that the teachers in olden days used to teach children to respect elders but now no one is teaching such culture, he said. This has lead to a situation where in youngsters are not at all caring, respecting elders, he added. He said that earlier society used to have social defense mechanism of its own to rectify such mistakes occurring due to time in the society. But now such social defense mechanisms are diminishing, he explained. He asked society to bring back such defense systems thus enabling us to repair such ills eminating in the society. He appreciated Aster Prime Hospitals for brining out such program exclusively for elderly.
Elaborating further on Aster Seniors, Sri KT Devanand, CEO, AsterPrime Hospitals has explained that the new program is launched with an aim to provide speedy services without compromising the quality and safety during elderly visit to hospital. He further said that the program was an idea from the difficulties and sufferings faced by elderly observed during the pandemic. He hoped that program will enhance the comfort and confidence levels among senior citizens during their visit to hospitals.
Launched across all the health care facilities of Aster DM Health Care in India that includes Aster Prime Hospital, the Aster Senior will be a boon to senior citizens who requires medical care.
For more information about Aster Seniors contact – 9177700100 / 04049594959
About Aster Prime Hospitals
Aster Prime Hospital is a subsidiary of the global health conglomerate Aster DM Healthcare group. This is a full-fledged 204-bed multi-specialty hospital situated in the strategic location of Ameerpet at Hyderabad. As one of the pioneer corporate healthcare facilities in the state of Telangana, Aster Prime Hospitals has always been at the forefront offering healthcare services of international standards.