Fortis Hospital Gurugram

Gurugram, 15th April 2024: In a pioneering effort to cater to women’s health-related challenges, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram today launched a dedicated clinic for the diagnosis and treatment of menopausal healthcare for women. The clinic was inaugurated by Chief Guest Ms Suneeta Mukherjee, Former Health Secretary, Government of India. The clinic will offer various preventive health services such as pap smear tests, mammography, a transvaginal ultrasound, ultrasound of the entire abdomen, gynae consultation, etc. It would be operational on Fridays from 02:00 pm to 04:00 pm.

Most women experience menopause (a life stage marking the end of reproductive years) between the ages of 45 and 52 years as a natural part of biological aging. However, perimenopause – the transitional period can last for years before menopause and up to 1 year after cessation of periods. According to WHO, perimenopausal and postmenopausal symptoms can be disruptive to personal and professional lives, and changes associated with menopause will affect a woman’s health as she ages. Therefore, perimenopausal care plays an important role in the promotion of healthy aging and quality of life.

Speaking at the launch, Prof. Dr Suneeta Mittal, Senior Director and HOD, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said, “As per reports, many women in the 40-45 age bracket have started experiencing early menopause and its accompanying symptoms of hot flushes, weight gain, mood swings, irregular bleeding, among others. With women facing a significant burden of various health issues and the launch of this clinic, women can get themselves treated for all health issues, encompassing everything from gynecological health, menopausal health, mental health, diet and weight control, heart, and bone health”

Suneeta Mukherjee, Former Health Secretary, Government of India said “Women make up 50 per cent of the global population, but tend to neglect their own health needs, especially when it comes to menopause. Empowering women starts with addressing their unique needs. Congratulations to Fortis Gurugram for launching a Dedicated Menopause Clinic by filling the crucial gap, by offering specialized preventive care and education, ensuring every woman’s well-being is a priority.”

Mahipal Singh Bhanot, Senior Vice President & Business Head at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram said, “We are happy to launch Maitri, Fortis Menopause Clinic, which is a unique step and the need of the hour. The clinic will cater to the needs of the female patients as they transition through this phase with the support of a dedicated multidisciplinary team who are there to guide the patient at every level”