The Madras High Court has directed the State to dispose of applications of parents seeking maintenance from their wards within two months.
Of the 16,601 persons above the age of 60, who contracted the deadly infection, 2,227 have died, he said, adding that the death ratio of the elderly stood at 13.4 per cent
The court also directed the state government to make every effort to ensure that bedridden patients, as well as senior citizens who cannot move out, are provided vaccination at their residence itself
HC directs state to file affidavit on how it plans to set up facilities for elders
Hospital sources attributed her recovery to a strong will-power and never say die attitude.
Several senior citizens reached centres unaware of suspension of spot registration; People awaiting 2nd dose fear they will be unable to get the jab at right time
Fear of getting admitted to a hospital and reports about shortage of beds have pushed many elderly Covid patients living alone in the city into a zone of suffering in silence.
Citizens too point out that the situation is getting worse and feel that the government should think of all alternative measures now.
Says senior citizens must get regular pension payments and medical support in view of pandemic
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.