By DAILY NEWS Reporter, 6th December 2010 @ 12:00, Total Comments: 0, Hits: 4 THE government is working on a strategy that will ensure Senior Citizens in the country receive medical treatment free of charge. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Ms Blandina Nyoni, told the Daily News in Dar es Salaam on Monday that the strategy will not allow for loopholes for people to take advantage of the opportunity for the elderly. The elderly are supposed to receive medical treatment free of charge, however, we did not have a clear system that identifies them, and that is part of the governments strategy to improve health services in the country, she noted. Although the elderly are meant to receive free medical services, the opportunity was abused by some who were able to pay for the health service. And some health centres were turning senior citizen away preferring to serve those paying cash. With the new strategy which will be managed by the National Health Insurance Fund, it would be difficult to abuse the window provided for the senior citizen and those deserving to receive free medical services will be easily identified. My Take: Je, ili mpango huu ufanikiwe, kunahitajika nini kifanyike?