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Healthy initiatives for senior citizens

Manipal Hospitals, Dona Paula, unveiled Young at 60 a senior citizen card on World Senior Citizen’s Day celebrated on August —-. During the programme senior doctors, Dr Deepchand Bhandare, senior consultant orthopedics department, Dr Shekhar Salkar, HOD oncology department  and Dr Parul Dubey, consultant neurology department gave health tips to the senior citizens present.

With the privilege card, senior citizens are entitled for 20 per cent discount on speciality and super speciality consultation, 10 per cent discount on radiology, lab investigations and bed charges. There are a few value added services that are without cost with the  card, that includes hospital registration, ambulance pick up and drop within Panaji  city limits,  ECG check up at the hospital once a year and annual dental check up

Speaking on the occasion, Manish Trivedi, unit head, Manipal Hospitals Goa, said, “We are confident that this special card will bring in the much needed discipline and attention by senior citizens towards their health matters.”

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