Baseline Observations of Medical Camp at Elderly House With NSS Cadets Of AMC MET Medical College Ahmedabad

Indian Journal of Applied Basic Medical Sciences
Year: 2019, Volume: 21(A), Issue. (1), January
First page: (526) Last page: (537)
Online ISSN: 2249-7935
Print ISSN: 0975-8917
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Baseline Observations of Medical Camp at Elderly House With NSS Cadets Of AMC MET Medical College Ahmedabad
Janardan V Bhatt
Md Medicine, Md Physiology PhD Behavior Physiology, NSS, Professor & Head, Physiology  AMC Met Medical College, LG Hospital Maninagar Ahmedabad
Corresponding author email id: jvbhattin@yahoo.com

Online Published on 02-Jan-2019

ABSTRACT

Introduction: As a part of NSS unit activities of our AMCMET medical college a medical camp was held with the aim to get answer 1. What are the common camp based health problems of elderly population in one remotely located elderly house in Ahmedabad ? 2. What are the prevalence and percentage of health problems amongst elderly?Hypothesis: Elderly population is especially staying in remote located elderly houses area must have significant magnitude of health problems and the health problems simply be managed by camp based approach.Research questions: As a part of NSS unit activities of our college a camp a medical camp was held to with the aim and objects to answer 1. what are the common camp based health problems of elderly population in one remotely located elderly house in Ahmedabad ? 2. What are the prevalence and percentage of health problems amongst elderly?Objective:. 1. To Find out the common health problems of elderly population in one remotely located elderly house to plan the medical camp more effectively in future? 2. To find out their prevalence and percentage amongst elderly to plan the medical camp more effectively in future Study design:. Observation study with primary invention Participants: Elderly persons beyond age of 60 year both male and females Outcome variables: Prevalence of health problems amongst participant in medical camp and their percentages.Method: The medical camp was conducted at one remotely located elderly house i.e. “Manilal Gandhi Vanprashthashram ” in vatva Ahmedabad district .we had all needful,diagnostic tools,Stethoscope ,Sphigmomanometer, Glucomete . We had purchased all needful medicine and surgical and wound dressing material for relief of medical problems with kind and generous support of one NGO i.e. FORUM.Result: 38 Man and 28 female ,total 66 were present in elderly house and present for taking benefit of medical camp. It was found that prevalence of presentation were Joint pain and arthritis 36.4 %,Neuritis pain 4.5%,Cough Dry 18.2%, Asthma 6.1% , Cough wet 6.1%, constipation 4.5%,URTI 12.1%, Itching 33.3%,Ring warm 18.2%,Vertigo 9.1%,UTI 12.1%, Abnormal movement /parkinsonism 18.2%, Depression 18.2 %,Indigestion 33.3%,Hyper Acidity 18.2%,Edema feet 7.6 %,Difficulty in breathing 12.1%,Hypertension51.5%,Diarrhea/Hypotension 3.0%, DM needing insulin 3.0%,DM on oral ADD 7.6%, Hypothyroid on T4 3.0%, Insomnia 18.2%, Cataract 9.1% surgical wound and dressing 3.1%.The finding suggests that we need some medicines , some diagnostic tools like Sphygmomanometer , Gluco meter ,stethoscopes ,surgical dressing material and antiseptics to conduct a medical camp at elderly house.Statistical analysis: Percentages of health problems amongst elderly .Conclusion and Recommendations: From the study we recommend that NSS unit of medical and non medical colleges can conduct a medical camp at elderly houses under supervision of medical doctors ,enthusiastic senior medical students successfully .By this way the medical need of senior citizens staying in remotely located elderly houses can be fulfilled successfully. This serves an example public- public partnership for social service. NSS units of medical colleges should organize such medical camp on remotely located elderly houses to give medical support and relief from their suffering and by that way the medical students can learn an unique community based problem and the way to reduce their suffering with National service schemes.

Keywords

National Service Scheme of Gujarat university & NSS Unit of AMCMET medical college ,health problems of elderly community of elderly house, Awareness, Camp based approach,Conflict of interest: NIL

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