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India's elderly population to cross 340 mn by 2050, govt ensures healthcare

The programme aims to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term, comprehensive and dedicated care services to an ageing population

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The government is taking steps to ensure proper care of India's whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday said.

Patel said the was launched by the government with an aim of providing dedicated care services to an ageing population.

The programme aims to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term, comprehensive and dedicated care services to an ageing population.

Community-based primary approach including domiciliary visits by trained workers are also part of this programme.

The minister also said the government has initiated Longitudinal Ageing Studies across all states to collect the data on disease burden.

She also informed the House that two dedicated Centres for ageing will come up, each in AIIMS in Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennai.

The Centres of Ageing are expected to be Centres of Excellence in the field of geriatric care in the country, she added.

First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 14:32 IST
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