Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir, organized National Geriatric Conference in collaboration with Geriatric Society of India (GSI) and Govt College of Education, Srinagar.
The event was part of commemoration of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, according to a statement.
Director Health Services, Kashmir, Dr Kunzes Dolma, who was Chief Guest on the occasion, said, “Directorate of Health Services, Kashmir is committed for the health and well-being of the geriatric population”. She commended the efforts put in by Geriatric Consultant Dr Zubair Saleem for the advancement of Geriatrics in Kashmir.”
Special Guest Dr Aabha Chaudhary, Chairperson, Anugraha Centre on Ageing, in her address said, “I am glad to see that such conferences are being held in Kashmir. My organization would further strengthen the relationship with Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Ahata Waqar (Elderly Day-care Centre) for the common issues pertaining to the elderly population”. She also applauded Dr. Zunair Saleem for his relentless services towards the health of the elderly.
Dr Zubair Saleem 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”.
On the occasion, a book ‘Mere Yaden’, authored by former Headmaster Tyndale Biscoe School Roshan Lal Kachru was released as a tribute to the creative contributions by senior citizens.