31 July, Kathmandu: The door-to-door healthcare services being rendered to the elderly citizens in all 35 wards of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have come to a grinding halt after the doctors deputed for the same were called back.

The KMC, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, had been giving medical attention to the senior citizens reaching at their doorsteps.

Of the total 596 elderly enlisted in the beneficiaries in the first phase of medical care, only 350 have been benefited by KMC’s programme that started from 20 June this year.

The newly elected mayor of KMC, Bidya Sundar Shakya, had announced to provide regular healthcare services to the senior citizens.

A team of 100 healthcare providers were deputed across various places in the KMC, according to KMC Joint-Spokesperson, Nawaraj Dhakal.

The programme is likely to be launched yet again within 10 days, Joint-Spokesperson Dhakal said, adding that the programme is aimed at helping the senior citizens develop positive thinking towards the ebb of their life and providing them medical attention for them to enjoy good health.

Health services include examination of blood pressure, respiration rate and checking blood oxygen saturation and primary healthcare among others as well as follow-up on every four month. RSS

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