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Sh. Vibodh Gupta Directs complete implementation of Free Drugs Policy, Announces 3.5 lakhs for ICU

Member Legislative Council, Sh. Vibodh Gupta issued stern directions to health department to ensure complete implementation of Free Drugs policy in district hospital Rajouri after some patients in Emergency ward of hospital were found to have purchased medicines from market.

Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta issued these directions during susprise inspection of hospital in morning hours.

Inspection was paid by Member Legislative Council, Vibodh Gupta to take stock of health facilities available to masses in hospital.

During inspection, MLC interacted with patients and their attendants in Emergency ward and found that about thirty to fourty percent of medicines have been purchased by them from private shops in markets and rest have been provided by hospital authorities.

Taking note of this, MLC has issued stern directions to Medical Superintendent of District Hospital Rajouri to ensure complete implementation or Free Drugs Policy in hospital and to ensure that all medicines included in this policy are made available to patients without any excuse.

Medical Superintendent informed MLC that there is shortage of about 30% medicines under Free Drugs Policy from Medical Supplies Corporation which is leading to some problems.

Later, MLC visited CT Scan and other sections of hospital and found the functioning of these sections normal.

He also directed hospital administration to ensure that all the bathrooms of hospital are made functioning at the earliest.

Later, MLC Vibodh Gupta also paid visit to the ward where ICU is being set up and announced release of rupees 3.5 lakhs for ensuring immediate completion of unit.