KIMSHEALTH is reaching out to aged dental patients by treating them at home in the wake of Covid-19 that has restricted their outdoor movements.
Doctors at the super-specialty hospital chose to take up such a venture when the telemedicine department of KIMSHEALTH received an enquiry about treating a bed-ridden nonagenarian who had serious problems with his teeth. A KIMSHEALTH team comprising a dentist, technician and a nurse visited the patient at his residence in the suburb of this city.
The doctor, on examination, found that the 90-year-old patient needed replacement of his dentures. Since the man also suffered from difficulties in sitting for long, the KIMSHEALTH team completed the treatment in five visits to his home.
Such a complication ideally requires the patient to be present in the hospital for treatment, pointed out KIMSHEALTH Chairman and Managing Director Dr M.I. Sahadulla. “The doctor’s team that carried out the assignment merits special appreciation,” he said. “The case, which yielded a positive result, shows the hospital’s commitment to people’s healthcare.”
This mode of service positively differs from the social therapy carried out typically at health camps. KIMSHEALTH provides customised treatment, taking into consideration individual requirements, particularly benefitting aged patients.
The hospital’s treatment scheme comes as special relief to patients who are aged or/and bedridden.