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Day-care centre for senior citizens comes up in Khammam

District Collector R. V. Karnan greeting senior citizens at the day-care centre in Khammam on Thursday.

District Collector R. V. Karnan greeting senior citizens at the day-care centre in Khammam on Thursday.  

It has all modern amenities for overall well-being of the elderly

Senior citizens in the town can now relax in the company of others mainly of their same age group by taking a stroll in the park, reading newspapers of their choice, avail physiotherapy and primary health check up services all under one roof in the heart of the town.

Thanks to the initiative of Collector R.V. Karnan, a day-care centre for senior citizens has come up in Mahatma Gandhi Park in the one-town area in 18th division of Khammam Municipal Corporation.

The day-care centre has been set up in the refurbished park by creating the requisite facilities exclusively meant for senior citizens on the premises of the park at an estimated cost of ₹ 40 lakh, sources said.

The existing library and open gymnasium situated at the park have been remodelled.

Though the idea of creating such a facility was conceived little over two months ago, it has become a reality in a short span owing to the concerted efforts by the civic authorities and the members of the Khammam senior citizens' association under the overall supervision of Mr. Karnan.

Speaking after inaugurating the facility along with Mr Karnan here on Thursday, Khammam MLA Puvvada Ajay said the centrally located facility will foster the emotional and physical well-being of senior citizens.

He lauded the sustained efforts of Collector and the officials concerned in expeditiously setting up the day-care centre with modern amenities for the overall well-being of senior citizens.

He assured the senior citizens' association of all possible help to run the centre efficiently and ensure conduct of free medical camps at least once in a month under the aegis of Mamata General and Super-Specialty Hospital staff at the day-care centre.

He urged the district administration to allot one acre land to the senior citizens association in the town.

Mr Karnan said the day-care centre was set up to provide a supportive environment for senior citizens.

He called upon the senior citizens association to adopt the day-care centre for properly maintaining the facility in association with the civic staff and sustaining the endeavour to effectively serve the cause of elderly people.

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