Knee replacement ‘Caregiver’ patients walk the ramp with panache
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Knee replacement ‘Caregiver’ patients walk the ramp with panache

Around 350 people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate ‘Care for the Caregiver’ program conducted by Max Super Specialty Hospital Mohali at here today.

Around 350 people from all walks of life gathered to celebrate 'Care for the Caregiver' program conducted by Max Super Specialty Hospital Mohali at here today.

The meet was a special morning of music and dancing for the caregiver parents who had undergone knee replacement and were accompanied by their sons and daughters. 

The 'care for the caregiver' program was a tribute to the parents who had single-mindedly devoted their lives to nurturing their wards. Amongst the attendees were ex- patients who came forward to express their heartfelt gratitude to the doctor who had treated them over the past decade. Highlighting the 'Pre and Post Joint Replacement Life', the morning also included cultural activities comprising of Punjabi folk dances.

Present on the occasion were Sandeep Dogra, Vice president Operations and Zonal Head, Max Hospitals Punjab and Dr Manuj Wadhwa, Director and Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement Mohali. 

The chief Guest on the occasion was Kavinder Gupta, Speaker, Legislative Assembly, J&K. 

In a unique ramp show held as a part of the celebrations, vibrant and enthusiastic knee and hip replacement patients sashayed down the ramp in an exhibition of quality of life despite knee replacement. 'Caregiver' parents along with their sons and daughters, most of who had undergone knee replacement as recently as 2 months, exhibited grace and style on the ramp. 

A lively and colorful bhangra performance by a Bhangra Group had the post-joint replacement patients dance to their tunes and many from the audience joined in to celebrate the event. An enthusiastic group of patients , nearing their 70's clad in colorful attires danced to the Punjabi folk numbers and matched steps to the beats of the Dhol to express their ability to get back to normal like after advanced treatment.  A heart rending play on the real life adaptation of an arthritic patient Rajni, depicted the trials and tribulations of a woman's lone battle with a debilitating disease before her misery finally ends, was presented by the renowned theatre group Yatra.

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