Toll Free Helpline for elderly likely to become functional in all states by end of May

New Delhi : In order to address the problems of elders in the context of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has started state wise call centres in major states under the Elderline project.

The facility is already made operational in five major states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. In Telangana, this facility has been working for more than a year.

Efforts are being made to make them functional in all states by end of May, the Ministry said on Monday.

These call centres can be reached by toll free number 14567. All elders may be advised to use this facility.

The Elderline is a facility operationalised with the assistance of Tata Trusts and NSE foundation.