The aged

Development and assistance for the aged

Picnic protest to support the National Pensions Bill

Before a march from the United Nations building to Government House on 13 July to demand that the Prime Minister endorse the National Pensions Bill, the Welfare Watch Network hosted a picnic, with representatives from parliament and a Deputy Prime Minister joining in. At around 9:00, ...

Prachatai

New master plan for elderly care to be drafted

Social Development and Human Security Juti Krairiksh said he would speed up the drafting of a new master plan for elderly care and submit it for the Cabinet’s approval within a month. Juti was speaking to reporters on Tuesday while accompanying a team of doctors from ...

Elderly get timely food, medicines

Poor elderly folk living in Mandalay City are being cared for with medicines and food during this season when temperatures can soar, said U Soe, secretary of the Ma Naw Kyar Phyu Blood Donor and Charity Association. “We help provide essentials to the poor and ...

Elderly social pension for 2017/18 to be allocated in June

The government has allocated a budget of K420 million for social pensions for the elderly for the 2017-2018 fiscal year budget. The cash will be handed out to senior citizens within the last two weeks of June, according to the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief ...

Healthcare of older people a growing concern

Like many other countries in the region, Việt Nam faces the question of how to care for its ageing citizens, most essentially when it comes to providing health care. ​The issue was the focus of the workshop on “Health security of older persons: a survey ...

Healthcare budget hit

The growing elderly population is putting pressure on the universal healthcare scheme, forcing officials to seek fresh funding. The National Health Security Office, which operates the scheme, has submitted a Bt164-billion budget request for the next fiscal year but ended up getting just Bt151 billion. “We ...

Pracha Rath makes an impact

Local communities in Phetchabun are optimistic about the government’s Pracha Rath project, which has led to real achievements in boosting the domestic economy and incomes of grass-roots people, especially farmers. Pracha Rath is the public-private partnership project initiated by the government with the aim of boosting ...

Ministry to help Thais become caregivers in Japan

The Labour Ministry plans to organize a training programme for Thais who want to work as caregivers for the elderly in Japan, after law changes in that country prepare to open the industry to foreigners. In Japan, a recently passed law on nursing care will ...

1,000 elderly care centres to be set up

The Health Service Support Department plans to set up more than 1,000 elderly care centres as part of preparations for the nation’s ageing society. Department spokesman Pattarapon Jungsomjatepaisal said on December 18 the agency is working on the project to establish the centres across the country. ...

Officials look to formulate national policy on ageing

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement hosted an event this week in Yangon aimed at drafting a national policy for a growing contingent of those over 60 years old. One in every 11 Myanmar citizens is elderly, the ministry’s deputy director general Daw ...

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