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Health min plans to give 50 essential medicines free

Posted on June 20th, 2014 at 23:34 by John Sinteur in category: News -- Write a comment


After recently prescribing the need for ‘bitter medicine’ to resuscitate the ailing economy, the Narendra Modi government is, seemingly, working on contours of a social welfare healthcare project to sweeten the deal for the citizenry. For starters, the health ministry’s vision is to provide 50 essential generic medicines, free of cost, from “birth to death” to all Indians across the nation.

“Fifty basic essential drugs address 75% of the healthcare needs of the majority, and we plan to make these available free to everyone, from birth to death,” Union health minister Harsh Vardhan told HT.

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