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Zulfkar exhorts medicos to prescribe generic drugs
4/21/2017 10:47:15 PM
Early Times Report

Rajouri, Apr 21 Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali exhorted upon medical fraternity to prescribe generic medicines to the patients besides asking Health Department to raise mass awareness regarding 68 drugs under Central government's initiative of Free Drug Policy.
While chairing meeting of Rogi Kalyan Samiti of Darhal Assembly segment, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali urged doctors to prescribe genuine medicines to the patients.
The Minister said that everybody is a consumer in one aspect or the other and his department has the mandate to safeguard rights of consumers at all levels. He said that J&K Consumer Protection Council has already taken up the issue of prescribing generic medicines to the patients with the Health Department urging them to issue notification in this regard.
The Minister also asked the Health Department to ensure registration of general test laboratories and specialized test laboratories for benefit of the general public.
The Minister was briefed about the activities of health institutions of Darhal particularly CHC Kandi, PHC Trallan, PHC Peeri, PHC Budhal and CHC Darhal. He was informed that 33051 patients were examined, 4208 minor surgeries were conducted, 504 women benefited under JSY scheme besides 9887 lab tests and 858 x rays were conducted during 2016 17.
It was also apprised that 1,23,425 patients were examined during 2016- 17 besides conducting 3677 minor surgeries, 12,027 lab tests and 636 x rays and organizing 255 medical camps.
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