– Pledges free service for the less privileged, elderly
In fulfillment of his pledge earlier this year, Chief Anil Grover, a renowned medical diagnostic consultant and pharmacist has officially commissioned the country’s premier lifestyle modification centre, Grover Medical’s Lifestyle Clinic.
Speaking at the inauguration of the clinic held in Victoria Island, Lagos on 10 September, 2017, Grover, the clinic board chairman, revealed that the initiative is aimed at tackling preventive diseases through effective lifestyle modification and clinical management, with the aid of a team of Nigerian and expatriate medical consultants.
Noting that the vision behind the initiative was conceived by his wife sometime last year, Grover stated that she further justified the need for such lifestyle clinic by linking it to some health challenges currently plaguing society.“Besides, let me also add that I lost my father-in-law to diabetes two years ago. As we know, diabetes is a lifestyle disease that is linked to kidney failure. As part of our commitment, we will be offering free medical service to the elderly and the less privileged in the society. If you know any, feel free to refer them,” he said.
Corroborating his statement, Sunday Clement, Grover Clinic’s wellness and lifestyle consultant remarked that until now, many people believed that stroke and diabetes were old people’s diseases.
“This is not true,” he said. “Those who have friends or relatives with those diseases can bear me witness. We need to start watching our lifestyle by creating the awareness. It is also not a secret that prolonged sitting could lead to people getting about 25 to 28 per cent diabetes and breast cancer (in women), according to a recent Harvard journal.”
Dr Femi Fasanmade, chairman of the occasion, also attributed most diseases to unhealthy lifestyle with sedentary disposition and loss of sleep.
Explaining further, Fasanmade reiterated that he once recommended a lady for a job in Lagos Island only to discover that the job offer came with a problem the lady was expected to resume at 8.00am and close by 9.00pm which simply meant she would return home every day by 10.30pm and have access to only five to six hours sleep.
“So I advised her to forgo the job unless she was ready to continually expend a large chunk of her salary on medical attention. The truth is that one in every ten Nigerian has diabetes. This will in turn lead to complication. There are some complications today that require about N5 million to treat.”
Felicitating with the management of Grover Medical, Subbu Ramesh, representative of the Indian High Commission, disclosed that the Commission was proud to have an Indian company undertake a project aimed at helping humanity and the Nigerian people in particular.
“We rejoice with them and the entire Nigerian community on this laudable initiative,” he said.
Among dignitaries in attendance were Dr Jide Alabi, convener, Nigerian Healthcare Excellence Awards (NHEA); Dr (Mrs) Arvinder Grover, managing director of the company; Alhaji Muda Yusuf, representative of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) and Dr Kolawole Sonubi, medical director, Grover Medical Lifestyle Clinic.
Strategically sited on Adetokunbo Ademola Street in Victoria Island, Lagos, the lifestyle clinic offers cardiovascular, diabetes, stress management, vaccination and nutritional/dietician services; weight management and obesity counselling; overseas surgical services; pharmacy services; as well as corporate easy lifestyle plans and nephrology (kidney) services.
Other services include stroke management, dermatology, oncology, electrocardiogram, echocardiography, sonography, lifestyle & nutrition, annual comprehensive health check-up and pre-employment screening packages.
Grover Medical Lifestyle Clinic is in partnership with Artemis Hospital, a 350-bed state-of-the-art multi-specialty hospital, located at Gurgaon, India.