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More provisions for elderly under Elderly decree

April 27, 2012 8:00 pm

There will be more provisions for the senior citizens in the new elderly decree.

Known as “The National Council for Elderly Persons Decree” it is expected to be finalised within three months.

Fiji Council for Social Services Executive Director, Hassan Khan says the decree will see that the elderly don’t have to face any difficulties.

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Last year, a National Policy on Aging was adopted by the cabinet and this protects the rights of elderly in Fiji.

However, Khan says while the policy is comprehensive, it needs some revision before being included in the new decree.

It is expected that the new decree will not only provide inclusive society for the elderly people in our country but will also provide a vibrant and productive sector for the senior citizens in Fiji.

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