"What I like most is the the very dedicated and motivated approach of the group to care for the old people in need. I wish people come forward to support the organisation to realise its goals."
- Mr. Swashwata Sarkar, Arogya Sandhan, Santoshpur, Kolkata
Dr. (Lt. Gen.) S. P. Datta, Chairperson
Dr. (Lt. Gen.) S. P. Datta started as a Medical Officer in Indian Army in 1962. At the time of his retirement in 2000, he was the Commandant (Head) of Army Medical Corps (AMC) Centre & School, Lucknow in the rank of Lieutenant General. He was awarded Ati Vishisht Seba Medal (AVSM) - Distinguished Service of Exceptional Order - by the President of India in 2000. (more)
"After serving the army for a period of 4 decades following retirement I realized that the Govt. has not been addressing adequately the issues of senior citizens. When I came to know that the Center for Old in need is being established to serve senior citizens and support them to live the remaining part of their life with some assured dignity I availed myself of the opportunity to join the group and now I feel extremely satisfied that we have been able to reach some old people in need. The organization is very new and our ultimate aim is to establish a center for Gerontology around which primary geriatric services will be woven around. The senior citizens should be able to take pride in becoming a part of this organization. I look forward to the people to come and help this centre in any form they like to assist it in realization of its goals." - Lt. Gen. S. P. Datta
Dr. S. K. Bhattacharya, Vice Chairperson
Dr. Bhattacharya started his career in 1976 as physician in the Department of General Medicine at the prestigious N. R. S. Medical College and Hospital, Calcutta. In 1980, he joined National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED), Kolkata as a Research Officer and is currently, the Director of the institute. He is also the Director of the ICMR Virus Unit, Kolkata. During his 20 years of research experience he has made significant research contribution in the clinical aspects of acute diarrheal diseases. (more)
Dr. K. K. Datta, Executive Secretary and Director
Dr. Datta started his medical career in 1965. During the last 40 years, he has worked with Govt. of India, Sultanate of Oman, WHO, many prestigious academic and research institutions in various leadership positions. He has traveled extensively in India, covering a wide range of disease control activities. His major contributions have been in the field of capacity building in epidemiology, disease surveillance, outbreak investigations and disease prevention and control including control of emerging health problems. (more)
Dr. (Lt. Col.) K. Datta, Founder Member
Dr. ( Lt. Col ) Datta is a reputed ENT specialist who after retirement from the Indian Army has been working as a consultant ENT expert and has his private practice.
Dr. (Col.) N. De, Founder Member
Dr. ( Col) De is reputed Paediatrician who was at Indian Army for more than three decades and after seeking voluntary retirement has been working as a consultant with Child in Need Institute (CINI), Kolkata.
"All of us have to become old if we survive longer.The problems increase with old age, as the physical, mental and financial strength decrease. Various ailments afflict body and mind. All these people need care and support from family and the community. We will be fortunate, if we can help those, who are in need. We shall have tremendous satisfaction, if we can contribute in some way for alleviating the misery of these unfortunate needy people. I am privileged." - Dr. N. De
Dr. P. S. Chakraborty, Volunteer
Dr. Chakraborty is a general practioner of repute. He is practising for more than 20 years in and around Kolkata. He is also a senior research fellow at National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata.