Rural Health Posts – They offer basic health checks and facilities
including routine examinations, immunizations and minor
injuries. They cover about 4,000 people.
Health Centers cover larger rural populations of approximately
7,000 people and offer a range of primary care services. They are
able to perform minor surgeries and are normally staffed by
teams of nurses as well as pediatricians, therapists and women’s
Urban Polyclinics provide services which are normally
considered to be of general practice and include screening,
treatment for chronic illnesses and on-going care. Depending on
their size, urban polyclinics would also house approximately 3-4
specialists from fields such as cardio, oncology and obstetrics.
Special Focus Polyclinics – This is where pediatricians treat
children up to the age of 19.
Retired people/pensioners receive state/retirement pension.
Women whose husbands die before they retire if they are aged 45
or over receive widow’s pension.
Women who leave work to have a baby receive maternity pay.
Every child until he/she leaves school or longer if the child
continues education (up to 19) receives child benefit.
A person who is out of work for up to a year receives
Families with children who have very low incomes receive family
A person who is unable to work after a sickness period receives
Disabled people receive mobility allowance to pay for transport or
to buy a special vehicle.