Old people repeatedly getting abused in our state

Patna: Bihar is seeing an increasing trend of the exploitation and abuse of elderly people.A survey done by an NGO reports that Patna is on almost top of the graph in case of abuse of elderly people. In many cases they suffer from physical and mental loneliness, inspite of being financially comfortable.

“We get at least 20 calls from elders asking for help every day. Most of them inquire about old-age homes,” said HelpAge India’s Bihar head Debabrata Ghosh.Social activist Shanti Ojha, who was running an old-age home till last year, added that the number of elders coming to her was far more than the beds in the old-age home.

The government is also coming forward to setup few old age home in the state.The identified locations are at Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga and Bhagalpur. Each home would have 100 beds.