NEW DELHI: Two National Centres of Ageing to care for the elderly people are being set up at the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Madras Medical College (MMC) Chennai. The Health Minister, J P Nadda stated today in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha here today.
The National Centres of Ageing will be apex level state-of-art multi-disciplinary institutions in the field of Geriatric Medicine. They will provide daily outpatient services in various clinical disciplines and Special clinics, day care centre for investigation, rehabilitation, respite care, dementia care, continence care.
200 bedded in-patient care for intensive care, acute rehabilitation, diagnostic and therapeutic service and long term rehabilitation service, will be established at the Centres. The Centres will have provision for services from complementary and alternative medicine in collaboration with the Department of AYUSH to provide a holistic approach of healthcare.
Besides clinical service, these centres will also undertake activities related to training, education and research. The charges for patient care will be at par with the rates applicable to other patients treated at the Institutes.