Review of health policies & programmes for elderly in India: With special reference to Rampurhat health district of West Bengal
Sasmita Patel, Rupa Salui Karmakar
Among the different stages of a life cycle, ‘Old Age’ is most vulnerable and generally problem-ridden. Health is a vital issue to maintain their well-being and good quality of life in their old-age period. In India, the health policies and programmes denote that the Government has just started to think seriously about elderly care. Yet, it is a great challenge before the country to attend and provide health services as required to all the needy. But, a comprehensive approach with the help of family, community, Government, and Non-Government organizations, etc. may assist the elderly in a more organized way in their health crisis.