National Programme for the Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE)
Operational guidelines of NPHCE can be downloaded from the web site of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare http://www.mohfw.nic.in
1. To provide an easy access to promotional, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the elderly through community based primary health care approach.
2. To identify health problems in the elderly and provide appropriate health interventions in the community with a strong referral backup support.
3. To build capacity of the medical and paramedical professionals as well as the care-takers within the family for providing health care to the elderly.
4. To provide referral services to the elderly patients through district hospitals, regional medical institutions.
The activities at State, Districts, CHC and Sub Centre level have been planned under the programme and will be closely monitored through NCD cell at state and district head quarter levels.