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SC directs States to provide support to senior citizens 

  • IASbaba
  • August 6, 2020
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SC directs States to provide support to senior citizens 

Part of: GS Mains II – Social/Welfare issue; Role of Judiciary 

In news: 

  • 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. 

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