National Centres of Ageing to be established

By | January 20, 2016
Health Ministry to establish two National Centres of Ageing

Government of India has approved establishment of two National Centres of Ageing-one each at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, and Madras Medical College, Chennai under the tertiary level component of National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) during the 12th Five Year Plan Period.
Both the National Centres of Ageing are expected to be Centres of Excellence in the field of Geriatric Care in the country.
The functions of the National Centres will be
(i) Health care delivery;
(ii) Training of health professionals;
(iii) Research activities along with 200 bedded in-patient services.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed here today between AIIMS, New Delhi and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in the presence of Shri B.P. Sharma, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. M.C. Mishra, Director, AIIMS, New Delhi. Dr. A.B. Dey, Professor and Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS, New Delhi signed on behalf of AIIMS. Another MOU was also signed today between Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India; Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu and Madras Medical College, Chennai. While Shri Senthil Kumar, Special Secretary, Government of Tamil Nadu, Department of Health and Family Welfare signed on behalf of Government of Tamil Nadu, Dr.R.Vimla, Dean, Madras Medical College, Chennai signed the MOU on behalf of Madras Medical College, Chennai. Both the MOUs were signed by Ms. Dharitri Panda, Joint Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

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