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Association of International Doctors: AID - A Non-Profit for Geriatric Care

Association of International Doctors: AID - A Non-Profit for Geriatric Care
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The aged in India are a diverse group, with morbidity varying according to gender, geography, and socioeconomic position, as well as a vast range of culture and religion. At least 65% of India's elderly are illiterate and economically dependent, and many live in rural areas. As a result, there is a need to treat this vulnerable group's medical and socioeconomic issues, as well as encourage good ageing.

 

Geriatric care is significantly absent from medical school curricula. Similarly, nursing and other paramedical personnel are not properly trained to care for elderly people. Most medical schools in India do not provide specialised training in geriatrics. Geriatrics is a low-profile specialty with little visibility in academics and less popularity among medical students. Only a few facilities offer a dedicated geriatric unit, and they are located in urban areas and are very expensive. There are very few hospitals that offer inpatient geriatric care. Although there are hundreds of old-age homes, day-care centres, and mobile medicare units that give care to the elderly, these facilities are run by non-governmental organisations (NGOs). One of such organizations is The Association of International Doctors.

 

The Association of International Doctors

The Association of International Doctors, established on September 10th, 2003, under the societies act in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, is an esteemed international medical organization. Dr. Abhishek Shukla, the Secretary General, and Dr. Amita Shukla, the Treasurer, spearheaded its formation. This association serves as a global representation of physicians, surgeons, geriatricians, general practice residents, and medical students, all committed to advancing the science and art of medicine and delivering high-quality, cost-effective healthcare across all age groups. AID was founded with several fundamental objectives:

· Enhancing Healthcare Services

· Fostering Collaborative Relationships

· Promoting Continued Medical Education (CME)

· Establishing Quality-Oriented Healthcare Networks

· Empowering Women and Combating Female Feticide

· Raising Awareness

· Fighting Against Diseases

· Bringing Healthcare to Underprivileged Areas

· Educational Initiatives

· Enhancing Care for Specific Patient Groups

· Contributing to Medical Research

· Responding to Natural Calamities

· Awarding fellowships to international and national doctors in respective fields

 

The Association of International Doctors' Communication team undertakes the pivotal task of promoting the positive impact of general physicians on the global, national, and local stages. Whether within legislative chambers, regulatory bodies, or in the eyes of the general public, AID takes it upon itself to enhance the image of general physicians while effectively advocating for their interests. The resonance of Association of International Doctors’ voice in addressing matters vital to physicians, patients, and medical practices is directly proportional to the robustness of the support it garners.

 

The Association of International Doctors, founded with a vision of advancing healthcare, empowering individuals, and addressing critical medical challenges, continues to make significant contributions in the realm of global health.

 

The Association of International Doctors, through its enriched content and educational offerings, endeavours to empower physicians to provide holistic care to their patients. By advocating for healthy living and furnishing comprehensive educational materials, AID champions not only the well-being of individual patients but also the advancement of the medical field as a whole.


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