Healthcare for the elderly
A 'senior citizen' is a citizen of India who is of age sixty or older. Population Census 2011 revealed that there are nearly 104 million elderly persons in India; 53 million females and 51 million males. A report released by the United Nations Population Fund and HelpAge India suggests that the number of elderly persons is expected to grow to 173 million by 2026. Both the share and size of the elderly population is increasing over time.