Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre launched the first adolescent clinic today in Mumbai. The clinic is aptly named ‘Lighthouse’ aims to address concerns related with the physical, mental and emotional health of the youngsters. Adolescence is a time of transition that can be filled with questions and challenges, hence this clinic intends at providing expert help to teenagers and adolescents.
Across the world, there are 1.2 billion adolescents and India is a home to the largest population of adolescents in the world i.e. 253 million
According to the statistics of WHO it is estimated that 2.6 million adolescents between the age of 10 to 24 years die each year and a much greater number of young people suffer from illnesses ‘behaviours’ which hinder their growth and development. Therefore, Jaslok Hospital centre encourages preteens, teenagers, young adults and parents of young girls/boys to come at the clinic and get their healthcare questions answered.
Dr Tarang Gianchandani, CEO, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre said, “Jaslok Hospital has always worked towards the betterment of the people. This initiative was a plan to provide treatment, solutions and spread awareness of specialised treatment options available for teenagers.”
She added, “As the financial hub ‘Mumbai’ was lacking a specialised adolescent clinic under one roof we thought of commencing it to our city. This initiative is to establish that hospitals treat but institutions like Jaslok would want all our masses to stay healthy and hence focus on preventive care as well as appropriate care in time. We plan to organise many such initiatives in future so that we can create more and more awareness and patients can avail quality treatment.”
With this dedicated thought Jaslok Hospital & Research Center organized a panel discussion at the launch which consisted of eminent personalities & speakers. Famous Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon, the Principal of The Cathedral & John Cannon School, Meera Isaac , renowned gynecologist Dr Duru Shah, Dr. Sudeshna Ray, Gynaecologist Dr Shamsah Sonawalla, Psychiatrist, Indu Shahani, President & Chair- ISDI | ISME | ISDI WPP & Ex Principal- HR College of Commerce & Economics, Radhika Sinha, Principal- Aditya Birla World Academy, Anirudha Dutta, Author & Analyst, Priyanka Agarwal, Nutritionist , Anshini Mehta, Student of ISME, Shreelakshmi Agarwal, Student of ISME, along with the CEO of Jaslok Hospital Dr Tarang Gianchandani shed light on why adolescent healthcare is the need of the hour.
Special Focus Areas of Lighthouse
- Management of Gynaecological concerns such as menstrual disorder, menstrual pain, PreMenstrual Syndrone (PMS), delayed puberty, PCOD
- Fitness & body specific concerns like acne, greasy skin, obesity and body odour
- Nutritional counselling
- Emotional/Behavioural Counselling
- Fitness Counselling
- Contraception Counselling
- Reproductive & Sexual Counselling
- Education & Awareness of general & specific health related concerns