Ministry steps up to address elder abuse

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    The Ministry of Social Development has stepped up its measures to deal with elder abuse, following an increase in the number of reported cases.

    Acting Leader of Government Business Clarence Rambharat told the Parliament today that the Ministry’s Division of Aging has implemented a Rapid Response Strategy to ensure reports are looked into within 48 to 72 hours.

    If necessary, the police may also get involved.

    Mr Rambharat also gave statistics relating to cases of elder abuse in recent years.