Woodlands Packed Home Care Gift for City this Festive Season

News Desk, News Nation 360 : Woodlands has stepped outside the hospital premises so that Kolkatans seeking treatment and care do not have to step out of their homes in these difficult times. An important trigger behind the move to launch the Home Care initiative was that Kolkata has a huge elderly population living alone needing healthcare at home, as a large cross-section of the working population and students are based elsewhere in India or abroad. The speciality care under Woodlands Home Care, includes Baby Care, Cardiac Care, Elderly Care, Neurology Care, Palliative Care, Post-Operative Care, Pulmonology Care and Tracheostomy Care. Medical devices like oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and cardiac monitors can be rented under the programme while devices like pulse oxymeters and steam vaporizers can also be purchased as a medical kit. Every attendant, nurse, doctor or technician would be fully vaccinated and observe Covid protocols, the hospital authorities said. The hospital has launched its Home Care


initiative to bring to the doorsteps of the people of the city all modalities of care, including attendant and nursing services, doctor consultation, dietician care, diagnostic services, health check-up and various speciality care and physiotherapy - with the promise of top-of-the-line quality that is synonymous with the 75-year-old name of Woodlands. Dr Rupali Basu said that the need for the physical presence of a trained and reliable person to assist the elderly and ailing living alone is something they are sympathetic to. The Woodlands Home Care programme will definitely address it. It will also ensure “continuity of care” for their admitted patients as they go home, like persons undergoing joint replacements and new mothers.

Pic : Krishnendu Kundu

Report : Anustup Kundu