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NHRC urges govt to guarantee senior citizens' rights


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2023 Oct 02, 8:35, Kathmandu
This undated image shows the hoarding board of National Human Rights Commission at the entrance gate. Photo courtesy: NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has appealed to all to respect senior citizen's rights. Those misbehaving with senior citizens must be taken action, while the young generation can learn from senior citizen's knowledge, skills and experiences.

The 33rd International Day of Older Persons is being observed across the globe under the theme, 'Fulfilling the Promises of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for Older Persons: Across Generations' today, the NHRC reminded.

On this occasion, the NHRC urged government and State mechanisms to provide all sorts of facilities and services to the older people, prioritize them in service delivery and pay heed to their health.

Issuing a press statement, NHRC spokesperson Dr Tikaram Pokhrel stressed further seriousness and activism among all three-tiers of government, political parties, non-government organizations and all other stakeholders in terms of the rights and care of senior people.

"It is worrying to have growing incidents as transfer of the property of senior citizens to others' ownership by luring or without their knowledge, indifference to senior citizens' care and service and abandoning them at senior citizens' home," the statement read, urging all to ensure proper services to the elderly people as social security, health insurance, discount in treatment cost and transportation fare, priority while delivering service.

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