Regulatory Framework for Elderly Healthcare in Works

The government is drawing up a regulatory framework for providing healthcare to the elderly in the country. It plans to outline standards and operational guidelines for service providers as the country braces to provide care to its ageing population, which is expected to double over the next 30 years.

The NITI Aayog held several rounds of stakeholder consultations with industry and ministries concerned, including health and family welfare and social justice and empowerment, on the issue, said a senior government official.