Budget 2016: Affordable medicine to be made within reach

By: | Published: February 29, 2016 6:10 PM

Now you will get quality medicines at affordable price as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to open 3,000 pharmacies under Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana which will be opened during 2016-17.

affordable medicines, union budget, arun jaitleyNow you will get quality medicines at affordable price as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to open 3,000 pharmacies under Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana which will be opened during 2016-17.

Now you will get quality medicines at affordable price as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed to open 3,000 pharmacies under Prime Minister’s Jan Aushadhi Yojana which will be opened during 2016-17.

Reacting to Finance Minister’s proposal, Vandana Luthra, founder, VLCC, said, “Initiatives like the health protection scheme, making quality medicines available at affordable prices and the National Dialysis Services Programme are encouraging steps, even though investment in preventive healthcare measures by way of service tax reduction would have helped increase longevity and overall productivity of people.”

Apollo Hospitals Group Chairman Prathap C Reddy said: “The government’s plan to provide generic drugs at affordable rates is a commendable move.”

The Centre will also launch a new health protection scheme under which a cover up to Rs 1 lakh per family will be provided.

(With inputs from PTI)

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