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

Express news service Posted online: Sunday, Jan 05, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Ahmedabad : 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.