On November 2, 2018, 1st ‘Annual Senior Care Conclave – Igniting Industry for India’s Ageing Sector’ held at the Indian Habitat Centre in New Delhi
1) It was hosted by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in collaboration with Columbia Pacific Communities as their Premium Partner .
2) Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, Ms. Anupriya Patel delivered the key note address and released the CII report- “Igniting Potential in Senior Care Services”.
3) The conclave aimed to discuss, debate and catalyze the growth of the sector by unlocking latent and potential opportunities.
4) It consisted of 4 planery sessions and 2 special sessions. They are as follows:
- Plenary Session 1: CEO Panel Discussion on Senior Care Sector – emerging trends. The focus of the plenary session was on ways to unlock the potential of the Senior Care sector.
- Plenary Session 2: Inclusive Growth and dev for elders in India – bridging the gap. The session was powered by Columbia Pacific Communities.
- Special Plenary Session 1: “International Best Practices in Senior Care”. The session highlighted best practices and globally relevant trends in the sector.
- Plenary Session 3:”Inspiring capital markets to improve liquidity in senior care services”.
- Special Plenary Session 2: “Building New partnership in Senior care.”
- Plenary Session 4: “Torchbearers of the evergreen future.” The session was powered by Seniority India.
Initiatives of the Health Ministry in Senior Care sector:
- In her address in the Conclave, Minister of state Smt. Anupriya Patel highlighted the initiative of the Health Ministry in this regard with the “National Programme for the Health Care of Elderly (NPHCE)” scheme.
- It addresses various health related issues aims to provide dedicated health care facilities to the senior citizens (>60 year of age) at various level of primary, secondary and tertiary health care.
- Some strategies if of the NPHCE are: Preventive and promotive care, management of illness, health manpower development for geriatric services, medical rehabilitation & therapeutic intervention and IEC.
- It was launched in 100 identified districts of 21 States and Eight Regional Geriatrics Centres in selected medical colleges during the 11thplan period.
- As on March 2018, 520 districts in 34 states and UT’s had been sanctioned along with 19 regional geriatric centres in government medical colleges of 18 states.
- 2 National Centres for Ageing(NCA) in AIIMS Delhi and Madras Medical College, Chennaihave been sanctioned to be centres of excellence.
- In 2018-19,79 more districts have been recommended, taking the number of districts sanctioned for provision of geriatric care services to 599
Columbia Pacific Communities:
CEO: Mr Mohit Nirula,
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♦ President: Mr. Rakesh Bharti Mittal.