State Human Right Commission to the aid of Elderly
Relief for –Chaitanyapuri CGHS beneficiaries
'National policy on Older persons’.
Comforting news for Senior Citizens Forum of UCGHS Dispensary of Chaitanyapuri!
After several hearings, since November 2009, the SHRC on June 24 delivered its judgement directing doctors at the dispensary to stop referring elderly patients to Nims and CGHS Begumpet poly-clinic frequently.
The senior citizens had approached the commission with the complaint that CGHS doctors were unnecessarily referring them to
The State Human Rights Commission (SHRC) has ordered the dispensary officials not to refer all cases to Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (Nims) and Be-gumpet polyclinic, as it is making it tough for the elderly to travel long distances for treatment.
The SHRC ordered the Chaitanyapuri CGHS dispensary officials to refer patients to the nearest recognised hospitals or a diagnostic centre for the benefit of senior citizens, a press release from Senior Citizens Forum of CGHS Dispensary said.
The SHRC felt that the conditions and facilities at CGHS dispensary were in gross violations of the ‘National Nims and CGHS Begumpet. "We are spending close to Rs. 3,000 in a month just to make multiple trips to CGHS Begumpet and Nims. The doctors at CGHS dispensary, Chaitanyapuri do not bother to check regular BP and pulse of the "elderly," the senior citizens said.