Bengaluru, 24th July 2015: ConvaTec, a leading global medical technology company, organized a special stoma care camp in Bangalore for ostomy patients as part of its social awareness and health check up initiatives.
In association with Dr. Nagabhushan, Consultant Gastroenterologist & Colorectal Surgeon convener of the camp, where over 20 stoma patients from across the country were examined for a comprehensive free stoma care checkup. It also included a discussion about the newer techniques in stoma care for enhancing the quality of life of a patient and addressing lifestyle challenges.
The objective of this camp was to provide guidance to the patients on newer and affordable techniques for stoma care that will aid them in leading a life with confidence.
Dr. Nagabhushan shared his experience, “Studies of patients reveal that many patients go through the psychological adaptation differently but some of the common reactions are - concerns about a negative body image, anxiety to take care of the stoma, and worries about how the stoma will affect their relationships and social life. Such health camps play an important role of educating and counseling the patients with compassion.”
The patients were counseled about optimal skin care, dietary regimen and assistance with changing the ostomy appliance.
One of the patients who was profoundly touched by the camp, Kamlakar Naidu, Urostomy patient said, “It is a great initiative organized by ConvaTec which helped us to better understand the precautions that need to be taken post stoma surgery. Such camps help us to express our concerns, which are otherwise difficult to share even with family and friends. This knowledge session was immensely beneficial and will definitely help all of us to improve the quality of our lives.”
The camp included examination of skin and stoma conditions that was followed by the consultation. During the session, Dr. Nagabhushan mentioned that the cases of ostomy in India are growing and it affects more than 25,000 patients a year. He also discussed about some of the causes of stoma that are ostomy, gastrointestinal complications, cancer, urological disorders and radical cystectomy.
With this initiative, ConvaTec has taken a step towards helping patients lead a healthy life by organizing such stoma camps in metros and tier 1 & tier 2 cities across the country.
ConvaTec has been a frontrunner in providing advanced and state of the art medical technologies and has recently launched its patented Moldable Technology in India that helps in superior management of the stoma and the peristomal-skin.
About ConvaTec India:
ConvaTec is a world-leading developer of advanced and innovative medical technologies that helps improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key focus areas – Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices – ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. With its inception over 30 years ago, ConvaTec’s products have always been defined by their quality. The extensive product line is designed to meet the needs of the end users. Inspired to pursue new ideas and change the world for the better, ConvaTec products support healthcare professionals from the hospital to the community health setting.
ConvaTec launched its India operations in Dec 2012 in Bangalore, which serves as the headquarters for the company in India. The company has a unique array of patented technologies in offer for the Indian Healthcare market and is rapidly expanding its footprint across the country.