‘We are committed to providing less costly generic medicines to people’
The state finance minister Prakash Pant said that the Centre and the state government are committed to providing less costly generic medicines to the people. He was addressing a gathering at the female wing of the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) Hospital after he inaugurated a Jan Aaushadi Kendra on Saturday.
He said that the state government had recently launched Atal Ayushman Uttarakhand Yojana by which every family residing in the state is eligible to get treatment up to Rs five lakh a year. He said that process of making golden cards for the scheme is currently on. He appealed to those who have not made these cards yet to collect them from the nearest facility. Pant said that he is happy that 161 Jan Aaushadi Kendra of the state has started in the hospital.
Rajpur Road MLA Khajan Das raised the issue of shortage of staff in the Doon Hospital which is the biggest government hospital in the state.
The principal of GDMC, Dr Ashutosh Sayana said that the Doon Medical College is progressing fast on the path of becoming a renowned medical college. He further said that a string of proposals to set up new wings, departments, recruitment of faculty and purchase of equipment are being sent to the state administration. Dr Sayana said that he is confident that once these proposals are accepted the college would become one of the best colleges of the country. The medical superintendent (MS) of the hospital Dr K K Tamta, MS (female wing) Dr Meenakshi Joshi, head of the Prayas Charitable Trust and Mukesh Agarwal were present on the occasion among others.Sunday, 03 March 2019 | PNS | Dehradun