Health Minister asks CDMOs to ensure availability of medicines under Niramaya scheme

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Bhubaneswar: Odisha Health Minister Pratap Jena today asked all chief district medical officers (CDMOs) to ensure that free medicines are adequately available to the patients under Niramaya Yojana.

Charing a meeting of the CDMOs, the Minister discussed about the government schemes for patients. He also focussed on the Niramaya Yojana under which patients are provided free medicines.

In several district headquarters hospitals, patients have to go to private medical stores as the drugs are not available at Niramaya counters even though sufficient stock of medicines are lying in the Government godowns, the minister highlighted.

“Discussions were held on how patients will get free chemotherapy, free diagnostics, and free medicines under Niramaya Yojana. We want to make the entire system patient-centric,” Pratap Jena said.

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