Health department celebrates International Day for Older Persons in SBLS Civil Hospital

 By SK.Vyas  :

Jalandhar, October 1- The District health and family welfare department on Tuesday observed International Day for Older Persons in Shaheed Babu Labh Singh Civil Hospital.

Medical Superintendent Dr Mandeep Kaur presided over the function and asked the staff of the hospital to show spirit of love, respect and empathy towards elderly persons whenever they visit any doctor in the hospital.

She stated the staff about the importance of the day and the significance of older persons to society. She said that younger people need to realise that they too will age. It is for them to shape older people’s reality and the future they want,” she added.

Dr Kaur said that in the civil hospital, there is a separate queue for the elderly people and preference is being given to them in OPD by the doctors and staff.

On the occasion, District Family and Welfare Officer Dr Surinder Kumar and Senior Medical Officer Dr Kashmiri Lal also addressed the gathering.