In this video, Dr. K K Aggarwal, Padma Shri Awardee, Editor-in-chief IJCP Publications, will explain how to test whether a person, especially an elderly, is fit to drive. It is a very simple test and any health worker can do it. Make the patient sit or stand near a chair and ask him to walk for ten feet and come back and sit in the chair again. The time taken should be less than 15 seconds. If the time taken is more than 15 seconds then his reflexes are slow and are not fit to drive the vehicle.
Recipient of Padma Shri, Vishwa Hindi Samman, National Science Communication Award and Dr B C Roy National Award, Dr Aggarwal is a physician, cardiologist, spiritual writer and motivational speaker. He is the Past President of the Indian Medical Association and President of Heart Care Foundation of India. He is also the Editor in Chief of the IJCP Group, Medtalks and eMediNexus