Gender Minister Reveals Plans to Develop Retirement Homes


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Minister of Gender and Family Shidhatha Shareef has revealed plans to develop retirement homes or old age homes for the needs of old and retired people in the Male’ region and in the south of the country.

Speaking on a program aired on PSM News, Minister Shidhatha said that the current administration is seeking to establish centres for old-aged even now. She further stated that the centres would be equipped with facilities to carry out work that benefits society.

The services available at the centres in the Maldives would also be parallel to the standards of other centres around the globe. Moreover, the Strategic Action Plan (SAP) launched by the government also includes the development of at least one residential home to be developed by 2023 under a public-private partnership.