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Sunday Clinics in Delhi

Sunday Clinics at various Hospitals of Delhi exist to enable senior citizens to get medical Care easily. The aim is to provide OPD services/facilities on Sundays in the hospitals under Delhi Government so that the older patients' caregivers can also accompany them without having to take leave from their workplace.

The following Hospitals have Sunday Clinics (9.00 am to 1.00 pm)

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital, Khichiripur

  2. Rao Tulla Ram Hospital, Jafarpur

  3. Jag Jivan Ram Hospital, Jahangirpuri

  4. Dr. N C Joshi Hospital, Karol Bagh

  5. Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narain Hospital, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg

  6. Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital, Hari Nagar

  7. Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, Sahadra

  8. Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Hospital, Mangolpuri

  9. Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital, Rajpur Road

These Hospitals have also the separate counter for Senior Citizens for Medicines and OPD.
Besides the above Hospitals the following hospitals have also Sunday Clinics (9.00 am to 1.00 pm) and separate registration counters for Senior Citizens.

  1. Maulana Azad Medical College, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg

  2. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, Kharak Singh Marg

  3. All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) conducts a Geriatric Clinic on every Friday at 2.00 pm in the Medicine OPD (2nd Floor, Room No. 15) (Directorate of Health, Government of N.C.T. of Delhi)

Health Care in Maharashtra

Under District Blindness Control Scheme the state pays Rs. 600/- per IOL (Intra Ocular Lens) operation. In a few municipal hospitals there are geriatrics ward and they have OPD (out patient department) once in a week in the afternoons. They have separate queues for elderly.

Health care in Andhra Pradesh

Only widows are entitled for health care benefits which include free registration at the government hospitals and free treatment for TB, Leprosy etc. to a very limited extent.

Health care in Gujarat

Free IOL (Intra Ocular Lens) is given to elderly(60 yrs. and above) for cataract surgery.

Health Care in Kerala

In Government Hospital, Trivandrum there is a geriatric ward having 12 beds (male -8, female - 4) and free treatment is provided to old people whose income is below Rs. 300/- per month. Medical College Hospital, Trivandrum has an Out Patient Wing on every Monday from 10.30 am to 12.00 noon for senior citizens. District Blindness Society under the chairmanship of Collector and with the support of Health Services Department have a detection of cataract and further action for older persons.