Chief Minister takes strict stance against the prescription of branded medicines in government hospitals, instead of generic

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Raipur ( | Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel chaired the review meeting of Urban Administration and Development Department and Environment and Housing Department, today at his residence office. While reviewing Shri Dhanvantari Generic Medical Store Scheme at the meeting, Chief Minister expressed strong displeasure against the prescribing of branded medicines, instead of generic medicines, in government hospitals. He said that the government doctors found prescribing branded medicines would be subjected to strict action. Following the instructions of Chief Minister, Principal Secretary Health has immediately issued instructions to all the District Collectors and CMHOs to ensure that the doctors of government hospitals prescribe only the generic medicines.

Chief Minister had recieved the information that despite frequent warnings, the doctors in certain government hospitals have been prescribing branded medicines to the patients, instead of the generic ones. It is noteworthy that Chhattisgarh Government has launched Shri Dhanvantari Generic Medical Strores Scheme to ensure the availability of low-cost medicines to common people. It was informed in the meeting that as many as 159 stores are being operated in the state under this scheme. About 17 lakh 92 thousand citizens have saved a total of Rs.17 crore 38 lakh due to the medicines sold through these medical stores so far.