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Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study

A new study that surveyed elderly people across India has found that nearly half of its respondents in urban areas do not visit doctors regularly due to financial constraints and logistical challenges and the corresponding figure for rural areas is over 62 per cent. The study conducted by NGO Agewell had a sample size of 10,000. The organisation recently shared examples of some of the responses it received in the course of the survey. It said Prabhkar Sharma, a 78-year-old resident of Agra who has been grappling with arthritis for a decade, found navigating hospitals for routine check-ups painful and difficult which often forces him to postpone essential medical visits. "If there were door-step or mobile health check-up services... it would be very helpful for people of my age group," he told the NGO. In Ludhiana, 72-year-old Rajesh Kumar faces a different predicament, according to the study. Dependent solely on his retirement pension, Kumar finds the exorbitant cost of healthcare

Half of elderly people skip doctor visits due to money constraints: Study
Updated On : 10 May 2024 | 7:20 AM IST

Intermittent fasting may provide health benefits: Study

Since many people around the world eat three meals plus snacks each day, they may not experience the switch, or the suggested benefits, say experts

Intermittent fasting may provide health benefits: Study
Updated On : 26 Dec 2019 | 7:11 PM IST

CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to get doctors on call

Doctors will enquire wellbeing over phone, visit homes within 5 km of centre, once a month

CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above to get doctors on call
Updated On : 21 Jul 2017 | 3:21 PM IST