IRCS Warangal chapter to set up home nursing training centre
District in-charge Collector and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Warangal chapter vice-president S Dayanand has appealed the society office bearers to take measures for the promotion of generic medicines.
Warangal: District in-charge Collector and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Warangal chapter vice-president S Dayanand has appealed the society office bearers to take measures for the promotion of generic medicines.
He said there was a need to educate the consumers about generic medicines and the similarities and differences between generic and brand-name medicines so that they could make informed choices regarding the use of medicines.
Dayanand chaired the annual general body meeting of the IRCS held at Kakatiya Medical College here on Friday. A generic drug equivalent to a brand-name product in dosage, strength and performance characteristics was being sold at generic medical stores at a very low cost and it should be informed to the users.
Some time back, the district administration has produced some CDs to educate masses. Extensive campaigning needed to be taken up through the mediums like cinema theatres and local media channels, he noted.
Dayanand wanted the IRCS to expand its service activities by coming up with unique plans and involve young generation in such activities by ensuring their enrolment as the members of the society. He proposed to conduct interactive sessions with students at colleges in the city after March for the purpose.
The Society chairman Dr P Vijaya Chander Reddy informed that they were planning to set up home nursing training centre and conduct training programmes on first-aid for the interested public. Home nursing training could be useful to serve the old-aged persons at their residences.
The society treasurer M Nagaiah presented the provisional budget of Rs 3.30 crore for the financial year of 2018-19. The general body approved the budget along with audited income and expenditure account of the year 2016-17.
It was decided to continue the services of SCV & Associates for the auditing of IRCS accounts. The IRCS vice-chairman Dr K Sudhakar Reddy, state managing committee member EV Srinivas Rao, Warangal unit managing committee members Potlapalli Srinivas Rao, B Papi Reddy, P Venkat Narayana Goud, Ch Jaya Shree, B Hari Prasad, life members Ponnala Rammohan, A Jaganmohan Rao, P Samyukta, P Sudhakar, Yakub Reddy, K Anitha Reddy and others were present.