Save Our Seniors

Highlights Of #SaveOurSeniors Telethon: An Initiative To Protect Senior Citizens Who Are Most Vulnerable During Coronavirus Outbreak

New Delhi Television Limited (NDTV) and HelpAge India, a non-profit organisation, are joining hands to focus on the lives of senior citizens, who have been the worst hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, as they are the most vulnerable, especially those above 80. As India fights the coronavirus outbreak and stays locked down for close to two months now, the elderly are struggling to simply survive. Join the campaign and help us raise funds to protect the people who have protected us all our lives.

Here are the Highlights of the #SaveOurSeniors Telethon:

May 10, 2020
20:47 (IST)
Dr A B Dey, Head, Department of Geriatric Medicine, AIIMS:

Before COVID also elders and seniors had a problem, now it will increase. Let's say, 10 per cent in our country are 60+ and 2% are 80+. As we compare with Europe, fatality is less. We don't have a good long term health facilities. Data says only 30,000 people live in old age home, I think this number is 60,000-70,000. 

Older people were more vulnerable even before. People who were frail, didn't fare well to the disease. A lot of people with underlying disease like cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, were severely affected. Our COVID experience is not very great.

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About The Campaign

About The Campaign

Senior citizens have been the worst hit as they are the most vulnerable, especially those above 80. These elderly citizens are at high risk for the coronavirus and, in some cases, are also fighting isolation poverty and neglect.

HelpAge India is reaching out to these seniors, in urban and rural areas, with food, medicines, information, counselling and anything else they may need during a lockdown.

Disadvantaged elders who are homeless or in night shelters, and those in old age homes, are being given free meals, family survival kits with basic rations, protective hygiene kits with masks and handwash, free medicines & healthcare and hospital transportation. 

Join NDTV and HelpAge India in raising funds to protect the people who protected us all our lives.