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AIIMS launches Asia's first super-specialty center for aging

Adding another feather to its cap, Delhi-AIIMS on March 28, 2023, launched the National Center for Aging which will provide comprehensive care to older adults. This is the first centre in Asia, which will have super-speciality departments such as geriatric neurology.

Speaking to Drug Today Medical Times about the initiative, Dr Rima Dada, In-Charge, Media Cell and Professor in the Department of Anatomy at Delhi-AIIMS, said, National Center for Aging (NCA) is a visionary initiative of the Government of India in the field of geriatric care.

“Its aim is to promote specialised geriatric care. This centre will have many super specialty departments including geriatric neurology, geriatric psychiatry, brain aging, geriatric endocrinology and orthopaedics. It has been designated as a WHO collaborative centre for healthy ageing. It is the first in Asia. Today is the soft launch of the centre. The OPD services will begin today,” Dr Dada added.

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