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Joint family culture important for elderly’s health : Rajnath

New Delhi, Sep 8: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday stressed upon the need of preserving the joint family culture, which he said was necessary to meet the emotional needs of the elderly.

Speaking while he inaugurated the 6th International Geriatric Orthopaedic Society of India Conference here at the AIIMS, Singh said the disintegration of the joint family culture has contributed to the rise in health issues in old people, adding that the Ayushman Bharat Health Protection Scheme announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi was beneficial for the elderly along with the poor and people from the rural belt.

Under this scheme, the government will provide affordable healthcare with universal health insurance to poor and needy people and their families, specially the elderly, he added. UNI