Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir's health department has introduced a modern technique for palliative and geriatric care via shockwave therapy to treat patients with chronic pain and organised its first camp in the city, officials said on Tuesday.
Explaining the shockwave therapy, they said that shock of different frequencies and intensity is delivered to the affected part to give relief from pain in the neck, back and limbs and pelvis.
"A shock wave therapy camp was organised at the pain clinic of the government hospital at Gandhinagar in Jammu city where people of different age groups underwent the therapy on Monday," a senior official of the health department said.
The camp was organised by pain and palliative care specialist Dr Rohit Lahori in collaboration with Donier Germany, officials said.
They said that such camps will reach out to the elderly people suffering from various types of pain, including severe cancer pains.
Dr Lahori said, "We will be holding such camps under outreach program in Jammu and peripheral districts under palliative and geriatric care."
In a landmark step to fill a void in the Union territory's healthcare system, Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha had last week announced dedicated facilities to the elderly and critically-ill ageing patients along with launching state-of-the-art palliative and geriatric care wards in all districts headed by Dr Lahori.