Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

[pib] Assistive Aids and Appliances distributed to Senior Citizens Under 58th Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana CampPIBPrelims Only


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: RVY, Devices distributed under RVY

Mains level: Incentives for Senior Citizens


Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)

  1. A Distribution camp for free of cost distribution of Aids and Assistive Living devises under Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY).
  2. It is a scheme of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department for Senior Citizen under BPL category.
  3. The event was organized by Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO), a PSU working under the aegis of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Assistive Living Devices distributed to Sr. Citizens under RVY

  • Wheelchairs
  • Tetra/Tripod
  • BTE Hearing Aids
  • Crutches
  • Walking Sticks
  • Dentures
  • Spectacles
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