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  NPHCE(National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly)

The Vision of the NPHCE
To provide accessible, affordable, and high-quality long-term, comprehensive andDedicated care services to an Ageing population;

Creating a new "architecture" for Ageing;
To build a framework to create an enabling environment for "a Society for all Ages";
To promote the concept of Active and Healthy Ageing;
Convergence with National Rural Health Mission, AYUSH and other line departments
Like Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Specific Objectives of NPHCE

To provide an easy access to promotional, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the elderly through community based primary health care approach

To identify health problems in the elderly and provide appropriate health interventions in the community with a strong referral backup support.
To build capacity of the medical and paramedical professionals as well as the care-taker within the family for providing health care to the elderly.
To provide referral services to the elderly patients through district hospitals, regional medical institutions
Core Strategies to achieve the Objectives of the programme are:
Community based primary health care approach including domiciliary visits by trained
Health care workers.
Dedicated services at PHC/CHC level including provision of machinery, equipment,
Training, additional human resources (CHC), IEC, etc.
Dedicated facilities at District Hospital with 10 bedded wards, additional human
Resources, machinery & equipment, consumables & drugs, training and IEC.
Strengthening of 8 Regional Medical Institutes to provide dedicated tertiary level medical
facilities for the Elderly, introducing PG courses in Geriatric Medicine, and in-service
Training of health personnel at all levels.
Information, Education & Communication (IEC) using mass media, folk media and other
Communication channels to reach out to the target community.
Continuous monitoring and independent evaluation of the Programme and research in
Geriatrics and implementation of NPHCE.

Supplementary Strategies include:

Promotion of public private partnerships in Geriatric Health Care.

Mainstreaming AYUSH – revitalizing local health traditions, and convergence with
Programmes of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in the field of geriatrics.
Reorienting medical education to support geriatric issues.

Human Resource in State NCD Cell

Dr Suman Arya (State Nodal Officer)

Smt Neelam Sachdeva (Finance & Logistic Officer)
Km. Pratibha Rani Yadav (Programme Assistant)
Smt. Shalini Badoni (Data Entry Operator)
Mr. Akash Goel (Data Entry Operator)

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