Minister: Special focus on the elderly

Under Fiji’s senior citizens policy, elderly citizens will be given special treatment when they visit the hospitals.During the launch of the National Council of Older Persons, Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Jiko Luveni revealed that other conditions such as housing needs for the elderly has also been included in this policy.
Every year, 3000 people are projected to be added to the 60 plus age bracket. She said that the number can also double.
Council members include the Fiji Council of Social Services, relevant Government ministries and other NGO’s.