Kerala’s “Bell of Faith Scheme” for elderly

What is the News?

Kerala’s ‘Bell of Faith’ scheme will be expanded to the villages to reach senior citizens staying alone. Earlier, the scheme was successfully implemented in a number of urban households in Kerala.

About Bell of Faith Scheme:
  • Firstly, Bell of Faith Scheme was launched by the Kerala Police in 2018. It aims to provide security to senior citizens staying alone as part of Kerala’s Community Policing Scheme.
  • Secondly, under the Scheme, police have installed a bell in the senior citizens’ houses.
  • Thirdly, the neighbour will get an alert with an alarm when the senior citizen rings the bell during an emergency.
  • Fourthly, the neighbour can immediately rush to the house or contact the police or hospital.
Significance of the Scheme:
  • The Bell of Faith scheme sets an example for community participation to ensure the well-being and safety of the elderly.
  • Moreover, this scheme can be of great support for the senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic as many live in fear for their health.

Source: The Hindu


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