During a two-day visit to Uttarakhand, Indian Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya emphasized the government’s priority to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to all citizens. He mentioned that this is the reason behind the establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras throughout the country.
While in Uttarakhand, Dr. Mandaviya visited the Pradhanmantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra at Jakhan in Dehradun, where he inspected the medicines available and interacted with health workers and beneficiaries.
Dr. Mandaviya praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for initiating the Jan Aushadhi Kendras, which he said have brought significant relief to the common man. He noted that expensive medicines for the treatment of cancer and other diseases are now available at the lowest cost, making them accessible to both rich and poor citizens.
During his visit, Dr. Mandaviya also discussed the Char Dham Yatra, assuring that the state government’s demands would be met. Uttarakhand had requested 500 crore rupees for the expansion and strengthening of health services along the roads leading to Char Dhams. The Health Minister’s trip began with a warm welcome from Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and Dhan Singh Rawat at Jolly Grant Airport.
Dr. Mandaviya then proceeded to Chamoli district, where he visited Mallari village to assess the progress of various development programs in the vibrant community. The visit highlights the Indian government’s commitment to improving healthcare access and infrastructure in the country, ensuring that all citizens have access to essential medical treatments at affordable prices.
Key Takeaways in a Nutshell – Health Newstrack
– Government’s priority: Provide quality medicines at affordable prices to all citizens.
– Establishment of Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country to make essential medicines accessible.
– Praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s initiative in creating Jan Aushadhi Kendras.