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Aug 30, 2020
2:33PM

Vice President calls for providing special care, support to elderly in prevailing COVID-19 pandemic

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Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for providing special care and support to the elderly in the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic.

Highlighting the higher degree of risk faced by the older people in health emergencies, he also advised the youngsters and other family members to take extra precautions related to COVID-19 if there are elderly members at home.
 
In his posts on a social media platform today on the ‘issues pertaining to the elderly population in India’, the Vice President said that geriatric department in District Hospitals to look after the health issues of old age people are very few.
 
The Vice President also called for providing the elderly an easy and barrier- free access to public places. He also stressed on the need to focus on creating awareness and sensitizing the government officials and public on issues pertaining to the elderly.

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