Free health care for over 60s in Sharjah

Sharjah citizens aged 60 or older are now entitled to free health care at the hospital, where previously, only citizens above 65 were eligible.

SHARJAH // More senior citizens are being offered free health care in Sharjah University Hospital.

Sharjah citizens aged 60 or older are now entitled to free health care at the hospital, where previously, only citizens above 65 were eligible.

Abdullah Al Muhayan, director of Sharjah Health Authority, said the decision is effective immediately, and adds to other categories of citizens which are currently treated at the hospital for free.

“Citizens with disabilities receive free treatment in the hospital, as well as people aged 55 or more who are beneficiary at the social services department in Sharjah,” said Mr Al Muhayan.

He said citizens 60 years of age or older, and those who do not have any other health care plan can apply for their health cards through the social services department in Sharjah.

“Sharjah citizens will have to sign a pledge that they do not have any medical care plan to benefit from the new decision,” he said.

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