KMC halts elderly health care scheme

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Aug 1, 2017-

The door-to-door healthcare services launched in all 35 wards of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have come to a halt after doctors deputed for the same were called back. 

The KMC, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, had deputed doctors in all 35 wards for the door-to-door healthcare services, targeting the elderly. 

Of the total 596 elderly enlisted as the beneficiaries in the first phase, only 350 benefited from the KMC’s programme that was launched on June 20. 

The newly elected Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya had announced to provide regular healthcare services to senior citizens. 

A team of 100 healthcare providers were deputed for the programme, according to KMC Joint-Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal. The programme is likely to be re-launched within 10 days, Dhakal said.

Published: 01-08-2017 07:22

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