BGS Gleneagles Global Hospital has introduced ‘Namma Little Doctors’ Carnival, a programme to connect with young children in the local community and introduce various key departments of the hospital like nursing, radiology, laboratory and physiotherapy to the public.
The first series of the ‘Namma Little Doctors’ was attended by over 100 kids along with their parents and grandparents. This will be the first of a long series that will take place on a quarterly basis.
According to Shailaja Suresh, CEO, Gleneagles Global Hospitals, Bengaluru, through this programme, we wanted to take a small step towards active community outreach in a non-medical and/or non-emergency scenario. Our objective is to serve and support the local community by providing continuous educational support, raise awareness on managing medical emergencies including providing basic first-aid and to nurture, guide and develop the dreams of young children who are keen on a career in the medical sciences.
The hospital also used this opportunity to announce that in association with GVK EMRI (Emergency Management and Research Institute) they will implement a continuous Training Program on First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS) and management of common medical emergencies. This program will benefit the local neighbourhood.
Through the programme, the hospital also introduced the ‘observership program’, where in mentors will help or support young aspirants of a medical career. Doctors and other medical professionals provided valuable suggestions and engaged in discussions with these young children as part of this programme.
In addition, a host of other initiatives such as the launch of veterans club, Dr Little Club and First responder – emergency ready campaign was also introduced on Sunday. For the veterans, the hospital has also launched a special health package with nearly 25 tests, priced at just Rs. 1,599. This package will be available to all senior citizens and will be valid until March 2020.
The hospital also distributed a privilege card that delivers numerous special offers and can be used to avail subsidized consultations and health packages. A concept known as ‘coffee with consultants’ was also introduced on the day, wherein, senior citizens will be encouraged to attend informative sessions with doctors from specialties like orthopaedics and physiotherapy, on a monthly basis. The hospital aims to regularly network with enthusiastic volunteers and participants to keep them involved in the programme.