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       Panaji: October 24, 2019

                                                                                       Kartika 2, 1941

          A Meeting was held to discuss judgment order passed by the  High Court of Bombay at Panaji regarding PIL WRIT PETTION filed by Shri Jatin Ramaiya V/s State of Goa on September 24, 2019 regarding welfare of senior citizens at Collectorate , South, Margao.


Various issues related to compliance with the Directions issued vide Judgement by High Court, were discussed in the meeting.


          The Meeting was chaired by Collector South Shri Ajit Roy, IAS, Director of Social Welfare, Shri Parag Nagarceksr, Director Institute of Provedoria, Shri Vinayak Volvoikar, CMO Directorate of Health Service, Dr. Rupa Naik, Dy. SP Quepem, Shri Kiran J Podwal, Dy. Director Social Welfare Shri Santano Fernandes and Dy. Collector of respective talukas of South Goa were present for the meeting.     

          During the course of discussion Collector Shri Roy directed the Sub Divisional Officers to follow the provisions of the maintenance and welfare of parents and Senior Citizens Act-2007 in disposing the applications filed by Parents and Senior Citizens as per the timeline prescribed under the Act.


          In the meeting Director of Institute of Provedoria (I.P.A) informed that there are 5 old age homes in South Goa run by Provedoria and also briefed regarding the facilities provifrf by I.P.A to the inmate. He further informed that they are involving the students of schools and colleges to conduct activities in coordination with the inmates.

          Representatives of Directorate of Health Services briefed regarding services offered by them to senior citizens at various Health Centers and District Hospitals. It was revealed that DHS have 2 doctors on contract basis who are specialized in Geriatrics and that physiotheraphy services will be extended to old age homes run by Provedoria.