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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
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,
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.