Friday, October 1, 2010

Delhi’s 80+ most dependent on their children, says survey

In the Capital, senior citizens above the age of 80 have the highest
financial dependency on their children at 90 per cent, according to
the findings of a survey by HelpAge India called the "Economic &
Health Survey on India's Oldest Old (80 +)". The survey also revealed
that around 23 per cent of Delhi's Oldest Old (persons aged over 80)
have no source of income. That's the second highest after Mumbai,
where the figure is around 28 per cent. The survey included 417 women
and 416 men in eight cities in India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Patna
and Chennai.

In Delhi and NCR, 80 per cent of this category have no access to free
treatment, 76 per cent said they have issues with healthcare and 57
per cent need financial aid, the survey said. Across the country, more
than 50 per cent of the Oldest Old have poor or very poor health;
almost 72 per cent have no financial independence. The survey was
released on the eve of the International Day of Older Persons or World
Elders' Day which is celebrated worldwide on October 1.

Dr P Vyasamoorthy, 30 Gruhalakshmi Colony Secunderabad 500015 Ph
040-27846631 / 9490804278.
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