Punjab meeting unanimously passes non-official decision to take up matter of medicines MRP charges with heart

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Meeting on Thursday unanimously handed a non-official decision to take up the matter of fleecing widespread man by fixing Most Retail Value (MRP) of medicines at exorbitant costs, with the central authorities. The non-official decision was moved by MLA Dr Charanjit Singh in the course of the ongoing finances session of sixteenth Vidhan Sabha right here.

After the reply offered by the Punjab Well being and Household Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh, all of the members current in the home handed the non-official decision to suggest this matter to the Central Authorities.

Throughout his reply, Dr Balbir Singh appreciated the decision moved by MLA Dr Charanjit Singh and mentioned that the difficulty was already in his thoughts. He mentioned that, even, he had just lately introduced this matter into the discover of Union Well being Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, who visited Patiala a couple of days again. He mentioned that most cancers medicine have already been regulated by the federal government, however non-scheduled medicine and e-pharmacy are but to be regulated.

He mentioned that until these medicine get regulated, the simplest manner to offer reasonably priced medicines to widespread folks is by opening most ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ within the state. He mentioned that there’s 25 Jan Aushadhi Kendras within the state and 16 extra have been authorised, which will likely be opened quickly. He additionally urged all of the MLAs to most exhort folks to open these Kendras of their constituencies, which won’t solely present reasonably priced medicines to the widespread folks, however can even assist in producing employment.

“Well being is key proper of each particular person and it’s the responsibility of the state and the central authorities to offer world-class high quality healthcare managed and funded by the federal government,” mentioned Dr Balbir Singh, whereas including that the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Authorities is dedicated to offer the holistic healthcare services within the state.

He additionally pledged within the Meeting to current his ‘Annual Report’ on what he has achieved— whether or not its recruitment of docs and workers or new medical tasks— throughout each Price range Session. He knowledgeable the meeting that there are 504 Aam Aadmi Clinics (AACs) made purposeful within the state, of which, 353 clinics, which is over 70%, are established in villages.

Terming the drug menace as probably the most essential subject of the state, the Well being Minister known as upon all the home members to point out concern on this and be a part of palms with the Authorities to root out this menace, which isn’t solely the rationale for a lot of deadly illnesses together with Most cancers, HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis, impotency, and many others, but additionally a motive for crimes taking place within the state.

In the meantime, the Well being Minister mentioned that the Punjab Authorities has been engaged on bringing reforms within the healthcare, whereby, as a substitute of prescribing medicines, sufferers could be requested to affix Yogshalas and train within the Authorities Hospitals to deal with them naturally.

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