HT City Highlight: Taking careof the elderly amid Covid-19 crisis – bollywood


The country has been under a strict lockdown for nearly two months now amid the coronavirus scare. Although ample relaxations have been provided in lockdown 4.0, the well-being of senior citizens (65 years and above) remains the precedence as they’re the most susceptible to the virus.

HT City, your one-stop destination for all things way of life, is going to throw some light on the challenges we are facing in terms of wellness and the current Covid-19 crisis.

HT City Highlight Webinars

Date: May 23, 2020Continue to exist: 1: Time: 6 – 6.45pm (In conversation Suresh Oberoi, Vivek Oberoi, Dr SKS Marya)Session 2: 7 – 7.45 pm (In conversation Nushrat Barucha, Dr Manish Kulshrestha)

HT City Highlight is an initiative to spotlight key way of life sectors such as food, health, wellness, fashion, movies and more, in the post-Covid era. In the first segment of Highlight, the point of interest is on wellness, and the first topic being addressed is take care of the elderly.

A Facebook LIVE will feature celebrities living with, or absent from their parents, discussing their concerns with senior medical practitioners on board.

Dr Manish Kulshrestha, senior consultant-surgeon, Fortis Hospital (Left) and Dr SKS Marya, senior consultant-surgeon, Max Hospitals

Dr Manish Kulshrestha, head of surgery, Fortis Hospital, who has decades of experience in dealing with the elderly care, starts by quoting an old proverb that states, ‘Elderly person at home is sort of a living Golden treasure.’

He says, “It’s our duty to deal with the elderly as they’re the most vulnerable. They need a helping hand now more than ever. In the session, you may look forward to ask questions approximately the care of the elderly at home / neighbourhood in the lockdown — medical, financial and emotional beef up.”


For the first session, we have father-son duo, actors Suresh Oberoi (73) and Vivek Oberoi (43), who don’t live in the same house, but stayed in fixed touch in this crisis. “I’d like to tell all senior citizens to consider they’re young, strong and fearless, but careful. Precaution is a should,” says the senior Oberoi.

The next session will have actor Nushrat Bharucha (30), at the side of her mother (Tasneem Bharucha, 63) and grandmother (Laila Bharucha, 88), who she has been staying with during the lockdown.


She says, “When you live with parents and grandparents, their health and safety is all the time at the front of your brain. I am hoping through this session, I’ll be capable to lucid my doubts regarding the well-being of the elderly in my circle of relatives, right through this pandemic.”

Hoping that there would be takeaways from his session, Dr SKS Marya, senior orthopaedic, Max Hospitals, says, “In situations like these, it is important to have a debate on the importance of the circle of relatives being together… While some won’t imagine it important, there are, at times, merits of this.”

So, sign up for us in the sessions and retain your queries able.

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