Old Care Current Affairs - 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for National Centre for Ageing at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. The Centre will be developed at cost of Rs. 330 crores and shall be completed by February 2020.
National Centre for Ageing
The Centre will provide state of art clinical care to elderly population and shall play key role in guiding research in field of geriatric medicine and related specialties. It will also serve as key training facility for under graduate and post graduate courses. It will provide multi-specialty health care and will have 200 general ward beds, which will include 20 medical ICU beds.
555 bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital
Prime Minister also inaugurated 555 bed Super Speciality Block in Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi which hosts tertiary care facilities in areas of cardiovascular sciences, neurosciences, pulmonary medicine, nephrology and endocrinology He also dedicated 300 bedded Power Grid Vishram Sadan funded by the Power Grid Corporation in AIIMS. It is 300 bedded night shelter facility meant for patients and their relatives visiting AIIMS main hospital and JPNA Trauma centre at AIIMS. He also inaugurated underground tunnel providing connecting facility between AIIMS and JPNA Trauma Centre, reducing commute time between the two centers.