Q. With reference to different Social Security measures for elderly population, consider the following statements::
1.National Programme for Health Care of the Elderly (NPHCE) was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a view to provide dedicated healthcare services to senior citizens at various level of State Health Care delivery system.
2.Under Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC), assisted living devices are distributed free of cost, in camp mode, to senior citizens belonging to the families living below the poverty line or having Rs. 15000/- as monthly income and suffering from age related disabilities.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Explanation –

Statement 1 is correct. NPHCE was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with a view to provide dedicated healthcare services to senior citizens at various level of State Health Care delivery system.

Statement 2 is incorrect. Under IPSrC, grant-in-Aid is given to Implementing Agencies for running and maintenance of Senior Citizens Homes where basic amenities like shelter, food, medical care, entertainment opportunities etc are provided free of cost to indigent senior citizens.

Source: ForumIAS