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Seniors deserve better treatment!


It’s during the time when a man or woman reaches to his/her life’s twilight zone needs special attention and care from his/her family and society. At this critical hour of life when S/he gets unwell or attacked by some dreadful diseases, s/he needs better medical treatment. But unfortunately some people in our society feel that spending of money for the older people is a waste of money, time and energy. In some families, some members consider the senior citizens (grandparents, father and mother) as a burden. Often some physician ignore offering them better treatment by calling the senior citizens as “Buro Manush, eshob hobeyi… become old, there is no urgency of providing much treatment because this is the consequence of their older age…”
In many countries of the world even in our neighboring India, the State and the Government offer special privileges to their senior citizens. Can’t Bangladesh Government take some effective measures to dispensing better treatment to our respectable senior citizens?
Yours truly,
Professor M Zahidul Haque
Department of Agricultural Extension & Information System
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University


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