Friday, April 2, 2010

Ensuring security of senior citizens

The police are turning senior-citizen friendly in the wake of an increase in cases of attack on them. Based on a government directive, the city police have drawn up a new system to protect the life and property of senior citizens.

All police stations will compile a list of senior citizens residing within their jurisdiction, particularly those living alone. The list will be maintained in a register at each station. The �Register of Senior Citizens will contain the name, address, sex, date of birth, age, telephone numbers and contact number of neighbours and relatives of the senior citizens concerned.

A policeman representing the station along with a social worker or volunteer will visit the senior citizen at least once a month. They will provide help to them, if needed

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