Kudumbasree’s new scheme to provide care to the elderly is turning out to be a success by ensuring well-paying jobs for women.

Women across the State who have received training under the ‘Harsham – happiness redefined’ scheme have been offered starting salaries up to Rs. 20,000 by various agencies. Training is being provided by tying up with service providers such as Hindustan Latex Family Planning and Promotion Council, Health Action by People (HAP).

Kudumbasree aims at training 1,000 people in geriatric care and ensure jobs for them this year, a statement here said. The elderly will be provided professional care and support in homes or hospitals. Food and medicines, checks for sugar and blood pressure, and giving baths to bedridden patients are among the services provided under Harsham.

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