Free life-saving drugs in Government hospitals will soon be a reality, Minister for Health and Medical Education, Ch Lal Singh today said while addressing a public rally here.
Earlier, the Minister inspected the District Hospital Doda and reviewed the progress of various ongoing construction works in the hospital.
He stressed on maintaining cleanliness in and around the hospital building and asked for face-lifting of the building. He also stressed on clean ambulances besides cleaning the hospital in evening hours when there is less rush of patients in the hospital.
He also announced that in next one to two months over 70 percent of medicines prescribed by the doctors will be available free of cost in all the public health institutions.
He further announced that by March this year all the medical tests will be conducted free of cost in all the Government hospitals. "We are working in a missionary way to provide all the medicines free of cost in Government hospitals by 2017-18," he further said.