Department of Geriatric Medicine
Geriatric Medicine is newly developed specialty in SMS Medical College. Previously it was running as a Geriatric Medicine Unit under the Department of General Medicine. Now Government of Rajasthan has recognized it as a separate specialty and issued orders to establish it as a new department on 4 August, 2020. Now the specialty has 2 full time consultants in the department. This is the first Geriatric Medicine Department in government sector in Rajasthan.
This department has the expertise to carry out all kinds of comprehensive geriatric evaluations for the aged patients imparting a sense of comfort to the caregivers and family members.
The geriatricians manage various old age problems like falls, incontinence, memory problems and are skilled at treating multiple chronic disorders.
The Department of Geriatric Medicine aims to promote good health by treating and preventing disabilities and diseases in old aged patients. The department focuses on improving the quality of life, which is the actual concern of all elderly patients.
The department is also working for training of care givers to improve the overall care of aged persons.
The department is also actively participating in UG teaching in alliance with other departments. The efforts are ongoing to start PG course in Geriatric Medicine speciality.
Various research activities related to geriatric and gerontology are also ongoing in the department.
The department will work with NPHCE to provide comprehensive care to the elderly population.
The department will work to accomplish the mandate of care of older people “Geriatric Care” under the “NIROGI RAJASTHAN” programme of the Government of Rajasthan.
Presently the Department of Geriatric Medicine is working in close collaboration with Department of General Medicine at SMS Medical College to serve the mankind during this tough period of global crisis related to COVID-19 Pandemic.
Since its establishment, the Department of Geriatric Medicine is running ILI and COVID-19 outdoor at SMS Hospital 24x7 with the help of General Medicine Department.