Adenovirus kills 6 children at N.J. , USA

Vastavam web: Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals, a Parkway Pantai Enterprise has come out with a Dignity Card for senior citizens which will provide special healthcare services to them. The new initiative would ensure that the senior citizens visiting the hospital are entitled for a 20 % discount on OPD consultation in addition to discounted diagnostics and in-patient services.

This apart, the new initiative would ensure that the senior citizens are accessing additional privileges such as, complimentary basic health check-up along with free consultation, free registration, and a special invitation for well-being initiatives of the hospital.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Girish Babu, Chief Executive Officer, Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital, L. B. Nagar, said, “We believe in providing dedicated and compassionate care for the elderly. Senior citizens are worthy of all the care and attention. We understand their distinct needs and the launch of the dignity card will cater to the healthcare needs of the elderly.

Mr Girish mentioned that the key issues faced by most of the people in Indian healthcare are quality treatment and cost of medical services. He said further, “Distribution of this dignity card to the elderly is a first of its kind, and is an attempt to address the needs of the elderly people to offer a convenient and affordable healthcare solution. We will make sure that our teams of skilled and sensitive experts are available round the clock for the card holders.”

It may be noted that there is a significant increase of the elderly citizenry in India’s population. It is essential for all the elderly people to be proactive in maintaining good health and Dignity Card is an initiative of Aware Gleneagles Global Hospital to make medical treatment affordable for them.

Our 300 bedded L B Nagar hospital consists of seven-operation theatres with advanced quaternary care facility with state-of-the-art infrastructure certified by NABH, NABL & HALAL. The hospital caters to several key specialties including oncology, neurosurgery, and liver diseases besides various ailments. It brings advanced technologies that drive new and more effective treatments. Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals caters to several overseas patients from around the world suffering from various disorders such as liver ailments, kidney failures, breast cancer, leukemia, neurological disorders amongst others. Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals enjoys an international reputation as a center of excellence for advanced clinical care. Aware Gleneagles Global Hospitals is your trusted partner for all your healthcare needs.

Adenoviruses are a family of viruses that can infect the tissue linings of the respiratory tract, eyes, intestines, urinary tract and nervous system. They are a common cause of illnesses ranging from a cold to bronchitis to pneumonia and even pink eye, particularly in young children. The children at Wanaque appear to have been more susceptible to serious infections due to their other medical conditions.

“Unfortunately, the particular strain of adenovirus (#7) in this outbreak is affecting medically fragile children with severely compromised immune systems,” the department said in a statement. “The strain has been particularly associated with disease in communal living arrangements and can be more severe.”

Children at the center are severely disabled, with some living in comas, and for many, it is their permanent home, the Bergen Record reports. Many will never walk or talk, and some have spent virtually their whole lives there, according to the paper.

Adenovirus is spread from one infected person to another through close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; coughing or sneezing; or touching a contaminated object or surface, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands. It can also be spread through contact with an infected person’s stool, including during diaper changing.

Officials have instructed the center not admit any new patients until the outbreak ends and they are in full compliance.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy posted a statement on Twitter saying he was “heartbroken” that children had lost their lives. “The @NJDeptofHealth will continue its active on-site surveillance and has recommended measures to protect against the further spread of infection,” he wrote.