Economic Times: The ageing imperative



Economic Times, June 25, 2014

Public health- The ageing imperative: India needs to act now

24 Jun, 2014, 04.47AM IST
By Jack Watters

An Indian born in 1950 could expect to live for a mere 37 years. Today, India's life expectancy at birth has risen to 65 years and is projected to be 74 years by 2050. Indians are living longer — that's the good news. The bad news is the number of older Indians who will be affected by long-term , chronic conditions will increase, leading to serious economic, social and healthcare policy consequences.

By 2030, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) wil ..

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