After private hospitals in the city stopped the ‘vaccine-at-doorstep’ facility, senior citizens have requested hospitals to resume the service since it may attract more people to vaccination.
More older people are reappearing in public after they were among the first group to get vaccinated.
The district administration has set itself a target to vaccinate maximum number of elderly people before the assembly elections.
While the brouhaha over voting through postal ballots is yet to die down, the facility has not found many takers in the State.
Both Honnatti and Kurien present a growing tribe of seniors who are driving the silver economy, pushing forward an array of services catering to this age group.
Along with the vaccination of senior citizens, the administration of the second dose of Covid-19 vaccine to health workers and frontline workers is also progressing in full swing in the district.
According to 2011 Census, senior citizens constitute 10 per cent of the State’s population. Tamil Nadu stands third in the population of senior citizens in the country.
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After several attempts to register on the CoWin portal, B S Manohar (68) got the ‘server not working’ message.
'For senior citizens who only have a pension and interest income, I propose exemption from filing their income tax returns. The paying bank will deduct the necessary tax on their income,' she said.
The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry told the committee that the expansion of the existing definition will enable parents/senior citizens to claim maintenance allowance.
Some health officials have been trying to find other solutions to ease the confusion and help senior citizens sign up
Though he had approached the maintenance tribunal seeking the eviction of his son and family, the plea was rejected.
The Karnataka High Court on Monday directed the state and central governments to come out with a scheme to extend medical insurance to senior citizens.
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