‘Make affordable medicine accessible to poor’

‘Make affordable medicine accessible to poor’
File Photo of Pandurang K Pole

Srinagar, Oct 29: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole Friday called for making affordable medicine accessible to all poor and the general public for a healthy nation.

Speaking at the Jan Aushadi Mitra Sammelan held at Technical Education Institute, M A Road, Srinagar to celebrate the ‘National Unity Week’, the divisional commissioner said that the first Home Minister of India played an important role in unifying the country.

He said India was a democratic and secular country where unity, equality and fraternity was enjoyed by all. Pole said that under Jan Aushadhi, poor people were highly benefited by availing medicine at lower prices.

He said that the divisional administration would help Jan Aushadhi Kashmir to open five centres at Red Cross besides extending all the necessary support to open such centres at PHCs and district hospitals.

The divisional commissioner invited everyone including doctors to build confidence among the people to take Jan Aushadhi medicine which was equally beneficial and effective for the treatment of diseases.

He asked the officers to display contact numbers at health institutions so that people would contact them in case the medicine was not available at any health institution.

Nodal Officer, PradhanMantri Jan AushadhiYojna, J&K, RifatNazir said that Sardar Patel built a nation where all live together without any partiality.

Speaking about Jan Aushadhi medicine she said that the quality of the medicine was exceptionally good with lower prices which ensure good health.

Noted cardiologist, DrOpendraKoul; DrSaleem Khan; DrNaveedNazir and other prominent persons also highlighted the importance of Jan Aushadhi medicine and suggested that outlets of those medical centres should be increased and emphasised on the distribution and quality control of medicine and confidence building among people to use such medicines.

They said it should be made accessible to all and would ensure universal good health and sustainable development.

The participants said that the prices of allopathic medicine were skyrocketing and poor people suffer due to non-affordability which affects their health.

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