The Telangana government will inaugurate its first state-run elderly care centre in Rajanna Sircilla district on February 28.
State Minister for Information Technology K T Rama Rao will open the new facility, District Collector Anurag Jayanthi said in a release on Monday.
The ST dormitory in the Yellareddipet Mandal headquarters in the district has been renovated at a cost of Rs 40 lakh to house the centre. It will be the first elderly care centre in the State, particularly in a rural area, the Collector said.
“The old people who cannot get support from their children can live with self-respect in their last stage at free of cost in the centre,” he said.
A special doctor and a guardian to take care of elders have been appointed, he added..
The centre will have a library, exercise and physiotherapy equipment among other facilities for the elders, the release said.