Modi's health intiatives needs a boosts.
May 27, 2016 11:39 IST | INDIA TODAY | FULL ARTICLE
Modi government successfully rolled out some major health initiatives, the big plans, like the National Health Assurance Mission aimed at reducing pocket spending of the common man on healthcare, is still in progress.he much-talked-about National Health Assurance Mission is still stuck, with an estimated budget of Rs 1.6 lakh crore for five years.It is going on and it will be implemented soon. The major problem is its budget, which is too much for a developing country like India.
An effective way to curb common man's spending:300 amrit outlets and 3000 jan-aushadhi-centers;
August 6, 2016 18:48 IST | BUSINESS STANDARD | FULL ARTICLE
Union Health Minister J P Nadda on Saturday said the government would open 300 Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants (Amrit) outlets and 3,000 Jan Aushadhi stores this year for ensuring availability of drugs at affordable prices.
Nadda said average discount available at AMRIT stores onbranded medicines are 69 per cent. "The discounts ranges between 8 per cent and 90 per cent," he said.
June 10, 2018 13:51 IST | BUSINESS STANDARD |FULL ARTICLE
The government is strengthening back-end supply chain of over 3,600 Jan Aushadhi stores to ensure availability of low-cost generic medicines.
Moreover, the number of drugs sold at these Jan Aushadhi stores is being expanded to around 1,000 from nearly 750 .
Currently, there are more than 3,600 Jan Aushadhi stores across the country. These stores have resulted in an overall saving of over Rs 635 crore to patients last fiscal.
Govt looking to increase AMRIT stores by 4 times this year:
January 24, 2018 20:05 IST | BUSINESS STANDARD | FULL ARTICLE
In a bid to make low-cost medicines more accessible, the health ministry is working to increase the number of AMRIT pharmacy stores by four times by this year end from the existing 111 outlets.The medicine buyers have saved over Rs 267 crore by buying drugs from 'AMRIT' (Affordable medicine and reliable implants for treatment) stores, which have benefited over 52 lakh patients.The ministry has also made 384 dialysis centre, where people falling in the below poverty line (BPL) category are offered free of cost service, he said, underlining the government's efforts to make health care affordable for the poor.+p>