Ministry confirmed the health And the population, that it launched the “Continuing Health Care for the Elderly” program, which was launched with the aim of improving the quality of healthy life for the elderly over 65 years old.
“The Seventh Day” reviews, in an informational analysis, the services provided by the program to the elderly:
The program aims to improve the healthy life of the elderly.
The program provides early detection services for the most common health problems at this age.
– 401 medical centers have been allocated, distributed among all health departments in 21 governorates, as a first stage to perform services.
The package of medical services provided to the elderly includes detection of non-communicable diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, gastrointestinal diseases, malnutrition (anemia, obesity), in addition to psychological and nutritional assessment.
The program also provides general clinical examination services, body mass index calculation, vision, oral and dental examinations in addition to examinations (measuring hemoglobin, lipids, cholesterol, kidney function, random blood glucose analysis), as well as performing electrocardiograms and abdominal ultrasound And the pelvis.
The program includes providing health education and psychological support services to enhance the health of the elderly, and raise awareness of the health problems of the elderly and how to prevent them.
Providing nutritional advice in terms of eating meals at specific times and the balanced nutritional content necessary for the health status.
– Patients are given a health follow-up card, for periodic follow-up of the health status, mainly 2 annual visits.
Patients are referred to hospitals in case of need for advanced medical interventions.