Health Ministry approves set up of two National Centres for geriatric care


New Delhi: On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry approved the setting up of two National Centres on condition to boost up geriatric care in the country.

The centres will come up at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi and Madras Medical College in Chennai.

The centres will be set up under the National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) during the 12th five year plan period, said an official statement.

Among the major works to be done by the centre would be health care delivery, training of health professionals, research activities, besides having a 200 bedded in-patient facility.

(Inputs from IANS)