Govt docs asked to prescribe generic medicines

Govt docs asked to prescribe generic medicines
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The generic medicines would be available at 80 percent lesser costs. He said that so far 30 generic medical shops have been opened in the district. He said the doctors in the Government hospitals should prescribe the generic medicine and directions would be issued in this regard, he added. He requested the public to utilise the generic medicine to save money.

Eluru: West Godavari District Collector K Bhaskar has said the district administration will encourage the sales of generic medicines.
He inaugurated a generic medical shop at District Cooperative Marketing Society DCMS on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion the Collector said that the generic medicine would also work like the branded company medicines.

The generic medicines would be available at 80 percent lesser costs. He said that so far 30 generic medical shops have been opened in the district. He said the doctors in the Government hospitals should prescribe the generic medicine and directions would be issued in this regard, he added. He requested the public to utilise the generic medicine to save money.

DCMS Chairman Bhupathiraju Ravivarma said that DCMS would encourage generic medicine sale in the district.
District Drug Control Authority Inspector T Nagamani said if any medical shop sold generic medicines at high prices, action would be initiated against them.

DCMS Manager Venkata Ramana also spoke. The Collector visited Super Bazaar in the DCMS and suggested to display the tribal products also. MLC Ramu Suryarao and others participated in the programme.

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