GIS - 23 December 2014: The health, safety and wellbeing of the Elderly and Disabled will be the main priorities of the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, and Government will do everything possible in this regard.
The Minister of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions, Mrs Fazila Daureeawoo, enunciated these priorities that will guide the work of the Ministry at the annual Christmas Party organised for the disabled elderly and young disabled residents of the Foyer Trochetia in Pointe aux Sables.
According to Mrs Daureeawoo, it is Government’s duty to ensure that the Seniors receive the necessary facilities for their health, security and welfare. “This is not a favour to the Elderly”, she stated, “it is their rights as they have worked hard and contributed to the development of the country and we should be grateful to them.”
Highlighting Government’s commitment to ensure that the Elderly and Vulnerable live a decent and secure life, the Minister recalled the recent increase in old age and other basic pensions as well as the payment of salary compensation as from January 2014. She added that her Ministry will be working on new regulations in order to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of the Elderly.
The Foyer Trochetia is a centre for elderly persons with severe disabilities, managed jointly by the Ministry of Social Security, National Solidarity and Reform Institutions and the Arya Sabha, Mauritius. The Foyer, unique in its kind in Mauritius, is a donation of the Government of Luxemburg to the State of Mauritius, and comprises state of the art infrastructure. It is to be noted that since last year, the Foyer Trochetia also caters for some 13 young adults with disabilities, in addition to the 16 severely disabled elderly persons.
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