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Soon, elderly UT residents can avail health services at their doorstep

punjab Updated: Oct 02, 2016 12:58 IST
HT Correspondent
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The brochure of the new project was launched by member of parliament Kirron Kher at the UT guest house on Saturday. (Getty Images)

On the International Day of Older Persons, the UT administration along with the Indian Red Cross Society launched a new venture — Doctor Aapke Dwaar, an initiative to provide health care services at the doorstep of the elderly ( those above 60 years).

The brochure of the new project was launched by member of parliament Kirron Kher at the UT guest house on Saturday.

AVAIL SPECIAL PACKAGE ALSO

The fee for the scheme has been kept has Rs 750 for a general physician and Rs 200 for physiotherapists. Those who make a booking for four continuous doctor visits will be provided with a special package of Rs 2500. The registration will be made during the entire month of October 2016 and the service will start from 1st November, 2016.

The idea was suggested by the MP around a week ago during the National Health Mission meeting. The services are for elderly people and will start from November 1.

The venture has been launched with support from Indian Medical Association, Chandigarh; Dabur Dhanwantry Hospital, Sector 46; Bharat Vikas Parishad; and UT health department.

“For an average individual, 70% of health care needs can be met at their home environment. Due to nuclear families, changing family structures and increasing mobility of families, a large number of elderly citizens in Chandigarh are staying alone and need professional medical help from time to time,” reads an official statement.

CALL 1800-180-206 FOR REGISTRATION

One can avail the services through the toll free helpline number: 1800-180-2067 at the centralised call centre, Sector 19.

“Registration can be done through the toll free helpline number or through a mobile app or by filling the form physically. Initially, the service will be available from 8am to 8pm. Later, the service will be made available for 24 hours,” the release says.