1. டவுரி கேஸ் போட்டு கணவனை கொல்லலாம்
2. இல்லையின்னா கள்ளக்காதலனுடன் சேர்ந்து கொள்ளலாம்… ஐயோ தப்பு …கொல்லலாம் !!
3. அப்படியும் தப்பிசிட்டானா, இருக்கவே இருக்கு 125, DV இன்ன பிற … போட்டு மெதுவாய் தினம் தினம் கொல்லலாம்
4.இது போதாதுன்னு பாக்கிஸ்தான் எல்லயில், போலீஸில், ஆபத்தான வேலைகளில் என்ற பல இடங்களில் …..ஆண்கள் தினம் …..
5. ஆக மொத்தம் ஆம்புள்ளை சாகாமல் பொழைச்சா அதிசியம் தான் !!!!!
Ageing India may see a rise in number of widows: WHO
Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Apr 3, 2012, 02.52AM IST
NEW DELHI: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday warned India that feminization of its ageing population could lead to a rapid increase in its number of widows.
Reacting to a TOI story that showed how the majority of India’s elderly are now women, WHO’s representative to India Dr Nata Menabde said the trend has significant consequences for the health of older women.
She said, “Women’s longer life-spans compared to men, combined with the fact that men tend to marry women younger than themselves, mean that the number of widows will increase rapidly.”
She added, “Being a male-dominated society and given the fact that women in India rely on their husbands for the provision of economic resources and social status, a large percentage of older women are at risk of dependency, isolation, and/or dire poverty and neglect.”
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Elderly women are dying because daughter in laws are throwing them on the streets …. NOTHING to do with male dominated society or any such b#$%Shi$ the feminists want us to believe
According to her, a quarter of the global elderly population will be in India by 2015, and the elderly population in India will be more than 12% of the total population by 2026.
The Registrar General of India’s latest data from the Sample Registration System, 2010, had found that the percentage of women in the age bracket of 60 years and above is higher in 17 out of the 20 large states.
Dr Menabde said that a further consequence of differential life expectancy “is that there are more women especially among the oldest old, those 85 years and above. Given that disability rates rise with age, this means that there are substantially number of older women than older men living with disabilities.”
WHO says that women have higher chances of getting excluded from various social security programmes due to lower literacy and gender issues.
“Women’s labour in developing countries is concentrated in the informal, agricultural and service sectors. Older women have less access to social protection such as health insurance, which has a cumulative negative effect over a woman’s lifespan and can seriously affect their health in old age,” Dr Menabde added.
She suggested that the government should consider bringing in a state sponsored insurance policy just for the old. With 30% of India’s elderly being below the poverty line, Dr Menabde spoke about the provision for services for BPL families and elderly population under the National Programme for Healthcare of Elderly that is being rolled out in 100 districts.
Between 1980 and 1985, the life expectancy for women in India was lower than that of men due to high maternal mortality, discrimination against women in nutrition and access to healthcare. As the conditions improved, the life expectancy of women has become higher than that of men.
From 2001 to 2005, the life expectancy of women was 66.1 years as compared to 63.8 years for men.
“Due to higher life-expectancy among women, it was expected that the population of women will take over the population of men,” she added.
Dr Menabde said, “Indian hospitals must provide services which are age-friendly including a separate geriatric department. Wherever a separate department is not possible, separate queues/windows may be provided. There should be provision for free/subsidized medicines especially for elderly in BPL families. Ramps and chairs for disabled may be provided.”
WHO said nearly 142 million people in the south-east Asia region are above the age of 60 years. The number of aged people will double by 2025, and triple by 2050 compared to 2000. The average life expectancy in most countries in the region will be above 75 years by 2050.
Overall, nearly 7.5% of India’s population is aged 60 years and above. In rural India, 7.5% people are aged 60+, while in urban India the corresponding figure is 7%.
According to the 2006 World Population Prospects, India’s 80+ will increase more than six times from existing 78 lakh to about 5.14 crore by 2050. Now, 20% of this category in India suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. The 65+ population is expected to quadruple from 6.4 crore in 2005 to 23.9 crore, while those aged 60 and above will increase from 8.4 crore to 33.5 crore over the next 43 years.