Evolution of finite health care protocols had added years to life thus resulting in increased old age population. But the lifestyle adopted by the majority population had lead to deteriorated health status and the emerging life style disease is enhancing the morbidity even though has been declined. The nuclear family in the present society has paved the way to more number of old age homes. Old age people are forced to isolate from nuclear families. From this problem the number of old age people from society is a big issue. The old age population is living with social isolation along with physical and mental health probelms.
The Social Justice Department with the support of Indian System of Medicine department has implemented this new initiative in 15 Old age homes for the treatment of inmates who are suffering from health problems. Majority of cases treated as health ailments Diabetes, Asthma, Skin diseases, Arthritis, eye and ear diseases, etc. Health care also includes palliative care for bedridden and couselling.
As part of this scheme Ayurvedic treatment is being provided to the Inmates belonging to all the Government Old Age Homes functioning under Social Justice Department. The Inmate will be benefited with the service of a Medical Officer and an attender.