District Magistrate C Ravi Shankar has issued instructions to state hospitals to reserve beds for senior citizens. Simultaneously, arrangements should be made that half-an-hour time in hospitals is reserved for the testing of senior citizens only. Private hospitals should also be motivated to organize health camps for senior citizens once a week. Apart from this, he issued necessary guidelines discussing all aspects related to senior citizens.
On Tuesday, the District Magistrate Camp Office, C. Ravi Shankar asked the parents and senior citizens to properly comply with the provisions of the Maintenance Act-2007. He directed the social welfare, police and all the sub-divisional officers to get complete details of cases related to senior citizens, old age homes located in different areas, etc. So that their problems can be resolved in time.
For proper publicity in this direction, information related to the Act was also asked to paste through the Gram Panchayat to the wards of the civic body, the telephone numbers of the officials through signboards in public places and offices, etc. On the other hand, the Legal Services Authority was also asked to update on the legal assistance given to senior citizens. Police were asked to increase the activity especially in areas where elderly people live alone.
Along with this, the police will also try to make seniors aware of cyber fraud. Sub-Collector Sadar Gopal Ram Binwal, Sub-Collector Laxmiraj Chauhan, CO Sadar Anuj Kumar, Dr. Vandana, District Social Welfare Officer Jeet Singh Rawat, and other officials were present on the occasion.