Majority of elders lack access to specialised healthcare services
Islamabad : A vast majority of elder persons do not have access to a basic pension or specialised healthcare services in Pakistan. Around 40.6 per cent of the people over the age of 60 has depression.
The facts around the old age population in Pakistan were shared in a report ‘State of PWD Well-Being in Pakistan’ launched at an online session on ‘Disability Burden and Old Age Well-Being in Pakistan’ organised by the Social Protection Resource Centre (SPRC).
Secretary Ministry of Human Rights (MoHR) Rabiya Javeri Agha moderated the session. The session panellists included social policy analyst Asghar Zaidi, Principal Clinical Psychologist for Brothers of Charity Services, Ireland, Dr. Akhtar Ali Syed, and Executive Director of SPRC Dr. Safdar Sohail.
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