The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that pension to elderly persons should be disbursed on time and those living in old age homes across the country be provided with personal protective equipment (PPE), sanitisers and face masks during the persisting COVID-19 pandemic.The elderly are suffering and steps should be taken by the administration to attend to them whenever any request is made, the top court said.The authorities should ensure timely disbursal of pension to them and the elderly in old age homes be provided PPE kits, the top court said.Close A bench headed by Justice Ashok Bhushan said this while hearing a plea filed by former Union minister and senior advocate Ashwani Kumar who said that at the time of the pandemic, it is necessary that pension to elderly reaches them on time. related news Hyderabad hospital’s permission to treat COVID-19 patients revoked over ‘surplus’ billing: Report Ram Mandir Bhumi Pujan on August 5, here’s how to stream live Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Covaxin trials on humans to being at a Karnataka hospital Kumar told the top court that crores of elderly people are living alone and appropriate direction should be issued that pension reaches to those, who are already identified… Read full this story
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