SC directs States to provide support to senior citizens
Part of: GS Mains II – Social/Welfare issue; Role of Judiciary
- Supreme Court directed the States to provide care, support and priority medical treatment for senior citizens, especially those living alone or quarantined, amid the pandemic.
- Many elderly persons were battling loneliness and depression.
- The lockdown and social isolation imposed had left many of them in the grip of anxiety.
- Senior citizens who are aged above 60 years and especially those with medical conditions are particularly susceptible to infections during this period.