Sunday, September 1, 2013

Progress of NPHCE.

Information given by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare under their letter no. Z-15012-/12/2013-NCD dt 22-8-13 in reply to RTI:
 Please, go through this carefully and verify progress of your area and notify in your Newsletters/Magazines, so that senior citizens of your area can avail of these facilities.
At District level, NPHCE is presently being implemented in 100 selected districts of 21 states and at tertiary level, 8 Regional Geriatric Centres (RGCs) are being developed at identified major medical institutions at various regions of the country for referral treatment, research and man power development etc.
As regards progress at district level, most of the districts have started Geriatric OPDs with 10 beded geriatric wards. Bi-weekly clinics & Weekly Geriatric Clinics have been started at various CHCs & PHCs respectively. In addition, many districts have reported opening of daily gariatrict physiotherapy clinics. At the RGCs, Geriatric OPDs have been started in all 8 RGCs-Regional Geriatric Centres viz:
1. All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi.
2. Madras Medical  College, Chennai.
3. Grant Medical College & J.J. Hospital, Mumbai.
4. Sher-I- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, (SKIMS), J&K.
5.  Government Medical College, Thiruvanthapuram.
6. Guwahati Medical College, Assam.
7. Dr S N Medical College, Jodhpur.
8. Banaras Hindu University, U.P.
Indoor services with 30 bedded wards have also been established in most of the Regional Geriatric Centres.
Since inception of NPHCE in 2010-11, expenditure incurred is Rs 4115.46 lakh during 2010-11, Rs 7170.27 lakh during 2011-12 and Rs 6855.84 during 2012-13. The provision made for 2013-14 is Rs 15000 lakh. 
With Best Wishes.

 auther prabhakar chhatre

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