Experts From India, Japan Discuss Ways To Strengthen Collaboration For Healthcare For Elders

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Experts from India and Japan discussed ways in which the two countries can collaborate to strengthen healthcare for older people, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said on Saturday. A webinar on 'India-Japan Celebration of the International Day of Older Persons' was organised to deliberate on this issue by the DST, jointly with the Embassy of India, Tokyo and the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI), Government of Japan to celebrate the International Day of Older Persons on October 1. A B Dey, former professor, and head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, former dean (research) nodal officer, National Center for Ageing, AIIMS, New Delhi, suggested that expansion of initiatives like the National Program for Healthcare of the Elderly, Ayushman Bharat and implementation of WHO's long term care protocol (ICOPE) could help in strengthening healthcare for older people.
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