Senior citizens to get medical services at home in Gujarat

Gujarat Global News Network, Gandhinagar

The Gujarat government will ‘take care’ of senior citizens by providing them medical services at home at token rate. A team of medical staff will visit senior cirtizens home every fortnight and keep track of their health.

Deputy Chief Minister and health minister Nitin Patel said that a pilot project would be launched in Gandhinagar. Senior citizens above 70 years will have to register at the civil hospital and pay a token fees of Rs.1,000. A medical team of doctor, nurse and attendant will visit the elderly people with BP machines, ECG and inhaler etc.

A record of medical statistics will be kept and treatment would be given accordingly, he said. In case of emergency a token fees of Rs. 200 would be taken and various tests would be conducted. If needed the patients would be taken to hospital and taken care.

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