Indigenous Diabetes-screening strips to cost Rs 4, says Ghulam Nabi Azad

Jan 05 2014, 16:11 IST
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SummaryUnion health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that his ministry will be launching indigenously developed diabetes-testing strips, that will cost just Rs 4.

Union health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday said that his ministry will be launching indigenously developed diabetes-testing strips, that will cost just Rs 4.

"This strip will make diabetes screening affordable in the country. This indigenous strip is very cheap. It will cost just Rs 4 and will replace the strips that are currently costing Rs 35 in the market. One week later I will be launching these strip," Azad said while addressing NRI doctors at a summit organised by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) at Ahmedabad on Saturday.

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