Prices for 700 drugs fixed: PM

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Apr 2017 09:08:59


SURAT,

(IANS),

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the Central Government had fixed prices for as many as 700 medicines for the benefit of people as part of a comprehensive healthcare policy.


Inaugurating a Rs 500 crore multi-speciality Kiran Hospital, he also assured that the Government would make sure that the doctors prescribe only generic medicines. “This will break the monopoly of big medicine outlets,” he added.
“In the benefit of poor people, the Government has fixed the prices for as many as 700 medicines so as to ensure they can afford it,” he said.


The Kiran Hospital has been set up by philanthropic efforts of the diamond merchants of Surat, some of whom invdividually pitching crores of rupees. This is the only hospital in Gujarat with a facility for a helipad on its terrace