‘Senior citizens clinics to be set up in all public hospitals’October 22, 2014
KARACHI: Commissioner Karachi Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui has said that senior citizens clinics would be set up in all the government hospitals including Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Civil Hospital Karachi, Eye Spencer Hospital and Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.
“The clinics would have special counters for senior citizens where they would be given special attention and medical facilities,” he said while addressing a meeting at his office. Senior Director Medical Services Karachi Metropolitan Corporation Dr Salma Kosar, Deputy Commissioner Malir Qazi Jan Muhammed and other relevant officers were also present on the occasion.
It was decided in the meeting that the inauguration of first senior citizens clinic in Karachi would take place in Abbasi Shaheed Hospital by the commissioner on 30th October. On this occasion, staff appointed for the senior citizens clinic, volunteers, NGOs working for senior citizens and media would also be invited.
“Senior citizens are respectable persons of our society. Taking care of their health is a responsibility of the society and all the organizations related to health including hospitals,” Siddiqui said.
He appealed from doctors, officers and staff members of hospitals to honor the self-respect of the senior citizens, behave in good manners with them and provide them as better facilities as they could.
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