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new scheme underneath which domestically unavailable medicines due
to the lockdown shall be delivered to sufferers at residence, Well being
Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Friday.
Medicines under Rs 200 can be supplied to free to
sufferers, he mentioned.
Well being employees will ship medicines for sufferers who
can not purchase it domestically underneath the brand new ”Dhanwantari”
initiative of the well being division, the minister mentioned at a
press convention right here.
“We’ll be certain that the Multipurpose Well being Employees
(MPWs) and ASHA employees ship the medicines to the sufferers
at their houses if these should not accessible inside their radius
of 10 km”, he mentioned.
The sufferers can ship their prescriptions over the
phone or inform the well being employees and the well being
division will be certain that it’s delivered to them even when it
is just not within the checklist of accessible free medicines.
“The sufferers is not going to be charged whether it is lower than Rs
200 however whether it is greater than that, it will likely be charged”, he mentioned.
The division might think about waiving it off in case of
individuals who can not afford it they usually should apply to the
Nationwide Well being Mission (NHM), Sarma added.
He additionally thanked the police division for its
humanitarian contribution of reaching medicines to 4,800
folks thus far through the lockdown.
In the meantime, the state authorities has thus far disbursed
over Rs 37 lakh to 49 folks stranded overseas quickly and
Rs 2.7 crore to 829 vital most cancers, coronary heart surgical procedures, liver
and kidney transplant sufferers, he mentioned.
The state authorities has additionally supplied help to
1.50 lakh financially weak individuals from Assam stranded in
The federal government has thus far spent Rs 30 crore and extra
purposes are being verified by the Deputy Commissioners,
“That is the biggest outreach programme taken up by any
state authorities at this level of time”, he claimed. PTI DG
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