The government is taking steps to ensure proper care of India's elderly population whose population will cross 340 million by 2050, Minister of State for Health Anupriya Patel on Friday said.
The programme aims to provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term, comprehensive and dedicated care services to an ageing population.
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 national Centres for ageing will come up, each in AIIMS in Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennai.
The National Centres of Ageing are expected to be Centres of Excellence in the field of geriatric care in the country, she added.