Taking care of 4000 elderly people like a family member amidst Corona crisis
Today is World Family Day and Vadodara city police define it meaningfully with love and care. They made the 4,000 elderly people feel the warmth of the family amidst the Corona crisis. The teams take care of the elders like a family while maintaining the law and order during the lockdown.
To explain the importance of family, United Nations and the Universal Peace Federation celebrate World Family Day on May 15 every year. In 1993, the General Assembly decided in a resolution that May 15 should be celebrated as International Family Day every year. This day show awareness and importance by studying issues related to family awareness and social, economic and demographic issues affecting families.
Vasudeva Kutumbakam, the whole world is one family, and India has been a great contributor in conveying this message to the whole world. At the time when the whole world is battling with Covid 19, our police and doctors, who are considered to be the guardians are risking their lives for our convenience and care.
In such difficult times the Vadodara police not only maintain the law and order situation during the lockdown but also fulfilled their responsibilities as a family member to 4000 elderly people.
Launched in 2019 by DCP Saroj Kumari, “Senior Nirbhayam” is a cell set up to help elderly people living alone. The teams are working on personal level and caring the elderly people like family members in difficult situations like Corona.
The police officers of this cell reach 15 to 20 elderly people every day and provide them with basic and much needed necessities. About 700 registered elderly people and unregistered ones also call their helpline number 6359054577 to get help for their needs and problems. Each elderly person is instructed to be aware of the corona when they meet and to take care of themselves explaining the usefulness of masks and sanitizers. From Regular check-up facilities for the elderly suffering from diabetes and other diseases, deliver important medicines at home along with important items like rations, vegetables, milk are some of the work done by the police teams.
During the second lockdown, when the elderly people started demanding to sit and talk, it was not possible for the police personnel to do so while on duty. They then provided facilities of psychotherapists for them. Facilities like ‘Police Kitchen’ have also been made available for the elderly who depend on tiffins from outside and those who live in slums. The main objective of the Vadodara Police is to spread awareness in the elderly living alone at such times and to help them as much as possible by playing the role of one of their family members.