HELP EL­DERLY, SC TELLS STATES

Hindustan Times (Gurugram) - - Htspotligh­t -

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tues­day en­trusted states with the duty to pro­vide all es­sen­tial goods, medicines, masks and sani­tis­ers to el­derly peo­ple dur­ing the Covid-19 lock­down, which has re­stricted them in­doors. This will ap­ply to those reg­is­tered un­der gov­ern­ment pen­sion schemes, the court said. Keep­ing in mind their vul­ner­a­bil­ity, the court told states to ac­cord them top pri­or­ity in gov­ern­ment hos­pi­tals.

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