Mangaluru: Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (KSLSA) member secretary Hanchate Sanjeev Kumar informed that there is a plan to start a separate 'Lok Adalat' to settle the cases pertaining to senior citizens.
He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating a programme meant for senior citizens at Nethravathi auditorium in Zilla Panchayat building on Monday, March 11. He said, "there is a need to address the problems of senior citizens immediately. Hence, there is a plan to start separate 'Lok Adalat' for settling the disputes of senior citizens. If everything goes as per the plan, it will start by next April", he said.
He opined that there should be a separate centre for giving medical services to the senior citizens and there should be a separate ward in hospitals for senior citizens," he said.
Inspector General of Police (Western Range) Arun Chakravarthy informed that the cases with regard to harassing senior citizens have been increasing in the recent days. The police department will give more preference to addressing the problems pertaining to senior citizens, he said.
District Principal and Sessions Court Judge Kadloor Sathyanarayanacharya presided over the programme. Zilla Panchayat Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Selvamani R, Commissioner of Police Sandeep Patil, Nimhans Psychiatric Social Work Department HOD (NIMHANS) Dr A Thirumurthy among others were present.
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