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Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Ever since its launch in 2005, the Elder Line (1090), a dedicated helpline for senior citizens run by Mumbai Police, has received positive reviews from most Mumbaikars. However, 84-year-old M Ramesh, a retired businessman from Mahim, begs to differ.

Ramesh, who lives in his seventh floor flat in Suraj Venture building in Mahim, has been trying in vain to register with the helpline for the past two-and-a-half months.According to Ramesh, he has made dozens of calls not only to the helpline but even to the local Mahim police station requesting for a registration form. But his repeated requests have only fallen on deaf ears.

Ramesh, who is unable to walk without support, first made a call to the helpline when he read several newspaper articles praising the helpline.Senior Inspector at Mahim police station, V M Latpate said, “I am not aware of this and cannot comment as I am out of station at present.”

Read in Detail : http://peopleforsocialcause.blogspot.com/2008/04/ever-since-its-launch-in-2005-elder.html

Shame on Mumbai Police - Helpage India should inquire in this matter and if required get themselves out of this mess.The Elderhelpline was stared with big bang and it was much publised event for Mumbai police.

Why not there be 4 digit National Elder Helpline run by NGO in association with police and other agencies.

Write to: cp.mumbai@mahapolice.gov.in and show your concern.


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