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Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly

Thursday - May 17, 2018 12:48 am , Category : HEALTH
 Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly
Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly
Gandhinagar May 17 (IANS) The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps.
"By paying a token amount of just Rs 1 000 and registering themselves with the government those above 70 years of age in the state would be provided with all the basic health facilities at their doorsteps " Nitin Patel Deputy Chief Minister said in a statement.
A team comprising of a doctor a staff nurse and an attendant would visit the registered elderly every fortnight for routine check-up. Any elderly couple who wish to avail this service would be eligible on a single registration fee.
The team would also carry all the requisite basic healthcare equipment and maintain a record of the visits on a health card.
In case of an emergency a token fee of Rs 200 would be charged for every visit.
The initiative is initially being launched in the state capital as a pilot project and the government hopes roll it out across the state soon.

--IANS amit/sku/