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India’s second Regional Geriatric Centre inaugurated at Jodhpur

by RajasthanDirect
Aug 19, 2013

Rajasthan Chief minister Ashok Gehlot today inaugurated the country’s second Regional Geriatric Centre here at MDM Hospital Jodhpur  which will focus on the health care of elderly people.

The only such centre is currently functioning at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi of the total eight such centres proposed across the country.

Constructed at the cost of Rs. 267 lakh under the National Program for the Health Care of Elderly (NPHCE) scheme, the centre will have a ward of 30 beds and separate OPD and Indoor facilities for the elderly persons.

A post graduate program on Geriatric is also proposed to be introduced here in future.

The centre will also have training facilities for the health workers of Rajasthan and Gujrat.

Eight regional geriatric centres with wards and manpower training are being established across the country, of which the first at AIIMS has already been made operational.

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