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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Helplines flooded with health problems of elderly" (excerpt)

"Helplines flooded with health problems of elderly", Maitri PORECHA, The Free Press Journal, April 07 2012, Mumbai.

..."Requiring special facilities and trained staff to render these, special geriatric centres have to be put in place," said Dr S C Anand, former president, Indian Medical Association ( IMA).

The civic body has grossly fallen short on providing special health care facilities for elderly. Geriatric wards for the elderly have not been constructed in civic- run KEM, Nair and Sion hospitals. Additional Municipal Commisioner (Health) Manisha Mhaiskar had admitted that in spite of previous plans, there was no separate budget allocation for geriatric and mental health facilities in more than 160 BMC dispensaries in Mumbai."...


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