First-Ever National Geriatric Conference Held In Srinagar


Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir organized National Geriatric Conference in collaboration with Geriatric Society of India (GSI) and Govt College of Education, Srinagar, for commemorating World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on 15th June at Govt College of Education M.A. Road, Srinagar.

First-Ever National Geriatric Conference held in Srinagar

Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma, Chief Guest on the occasion, in her keynote address said, “Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir is committed for the health and well-being of the geriatric population”. Commending the efforts put in by Geriatric Consultant Dr Zubair Saleem for the advancement of Geriatrics in Kashmir, she added, “I congratulate Dr Zubair for tirelessly helping our senior citizens for leading a pain-free life.”

Special Guest Dr Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson, Anugraha Centre on Ageing, said in her speech, “I am glad to see that such conferences are being held in Kashmir. My organization would further strengthen the relationship with Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir and Ahata Waqar (Elderly Day-care Centre) for the common issues pertaining to the elderly population”. She also applauded Dr Zubair Saleem for his relentless services towards the health of the elderly.

Dr Zubair Saleem, Geriatric Consultant in his address said, “Government alone cannot come up to all the expectations of elderly health as Geriatrics is still in infancy in Kashmir. Civil Society too needs to come forward and lend a helping hand in giving a healthy and dignified life to elderly”.

To felicitate the individuals who strived for the advancement of Geriatric Medicine in Kashmir during the last one year, certificates of appreciation and awards were given on the occasion. The Outstanding Individual Achievement Award was given to Dr. Zubair Saleem by Director Health Services, Kashmir. He was also felicitated by Rehabilitation Alliance Kashmir, Batmaloo Traders Association, Kashmir Traders & Manufacturers Federation for his selfless contribution towards the betterment of marginalized elderly of Kashmir.



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