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International Day of Older Persons 2022: PM launches Mobile App ‘Sekirite’

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International Day of Older Persons 2022: PM launches Mobile App ‘Sekirite’
Photo: GIS Mauritius

PM Pravind Jugnauth, launched the Mobile App ‘Sekirite’, this week-end, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Older Persons 2022, at the Trianon Convention Centre, in Trianon. This mobile app aims at ensuring better protection of the elders by the relevant authorities.

Jugnauth highlighted that the theme chosen by the UN this year for the International Day of Older Persons, ‘Resilience of Older Persons in a Changing World’, was a call for action to build resilience in the face of the global challenges such as climate change, military conflicts, and pandemics.

He extended gratitude to the UN and its agencies for their dedication to these causes.

He indicated that the number of persons aged 60 years or more was on the rise, and had reached more than 244,000 to date, with some 155 centenarians.

He also encouraged the elderly to practise more physical activities in their everyday life so as to remain healthy.

Jugnauth added that a fourth recreational centre for the elderly would soon be ready in Riambel, in addition to the ones at Pointe aux Sables, Belle Mare and Pointe aux Piments.

Other infrastructures for the well-being of the elderly comprise: a 22nd Elderly Day Care Centre to be inaugurated in Roches Brunes; and two Homes to be constructed at Flic-en-Flac and at Palmar, respectively.

As regards COVID-19, the Prime Minister called upon the elderly to continue taking necessary precautions, and appealed to them to get inoculated with a second booster dose against the Coronavirus as soon as possible. 

Minister Jeewa-Daureeawoo commended the elderly for their patience and sacrifices so as to ensure the development of the country throughout the years.

She also dwelt on some measures undertaken by Government following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to cater for the elderly. These include, among others: the payment of the Basic Retirement Pension to some 58,000 beneficiaries at their residence; the distribution of food packs to around 23,000 persons who receive the Carers’ Allowance; and a vaccination campaign carried out through health caravans and at the place of residence.

Source: GIS Mauritius

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