Earlier this year we awarded a five-year grant of over £30,000* to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST) in Kerala, India. Our funding will allow SCTIMST to upgrade their PAIN clinic specialising in chronic pain and health issues for the elderly and create a patient centric clinic using the latest research and emerging technology.
Chronic and Neuropathic pain conditions are a silent epidemic that impact the elderly with the World Health Organisation estimating that 40% of people aged over 60 suffer from some form of chronic pain. With our funding SCTIMST aim to provide services to over 800 elderly people and autologous regenerative treatment to a minimum of 30 people every 3 months.
On 15 April 2021 the clinic was officially inaugurated by Hon. Director, Professor (Dr.) Jayakumar K. We wish them all the best with their work in this new clinic and look forward to hearing about the difference that this has made to elderly residents in Kerala.
* Amount awarded subject to change based on exchange rate at time of payments