Gujarat government to open generic medicine stores for poor patients

Posted on:14 Nov 2016 09:19:59

Gujarat government to open generic medicine stores for poor patients
14 November 2016 Current Affairs: Gujarat government has decided to start Deendayal generic medicine stores to sell generic medicines. These stores will remain open 24 hours and sell around 1000 generic drugs to the poor patients at 40 to 80 percent lower rates.

As per the decision announced on 10 November 2016, in the first phase, 52 stores will be opened in cities and towns. In a statement, Minister of State for Health, Shankar Chaudhary said, trained staff will operate these computerised stores.

Highlights  : In the second phase, the number of drugs will be increased to 2000.

These stores will also be opened at tehsil level.

The stores will also operate on a franchise model.

Generic, branded generic, over-the-counter medicines and surgical implants will be available at stores.

Besides, the state health minister Shankar Chaudhary also launched a Mobile application named 'G-Dava'. The app will act as a search engine for information on branded and generic medicines, price difference, chemical composition, availability, and others.





 


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