Coinciding with international elderly day 2021 hand book for elderly care and signage were launched today by hospital Lam at ERRH. The event was hoisted by ERRH with support from Dzongkhag health sector.
As per MoH, October month each year will be observed as the month of elderly care hence forth.
Bhutan has 6.3% elderly population which is defined as age 65 years and older. With increasing age people can suffer from hearing impairment, cataract, dementia, depression, osteoarthritis, COPD, Diabetes, Hypertension etc.
Its high time and very important to focus our attention to our pham gyenghay’s health from now on. But elderly care was integrated into regular health system some10 years ‘ago.