Crescent Kashmir

Affordable medicine

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In Kashmir valley the glaring problem for the common people is the non availability of affordable medicines for the poor people. There have been many efforts in the past also to go for affordable medicines for the common people especially for the poor but the system could not be streamlined.

Recently the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir held a review meeting regarding the affordable medicine for the poor people in Kashmir division and directed the authorities to make these medicines accessible to all poor and general public for a healthy nation.

He said under Jan Aushadhi poor people are highly benefited by availing the medicine at lower prices. He said that the Divisional administration will help Jan Aushadhi Kashmir to open five centers at Red Cross and will extend all the necessary support to open such centers at PHCs and District Hospitals.

He invited everyone including doctors to build confidence among people to take Jan Aushadhi medicine which is equally beneficial and effective for the treatment of diseases. Besides, he asked officers to display contact numbers at health institutions so people would contact them in case the medicine is not available at any health institution.

There is a lot of importance of Jan Aushadhi medicine and the outlets of those medical centers should be increased. There should be special emphasis of the J & K administration, especially the health department on the distribution & quality control of medicine and confidence building among people to use such medicines.



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