"Supply of generic medicines, which are much cheaper than branded medicines, would be made available as pilot project at IGMC Shimla and RPMC Tanda in Kangra and subsequently extended to all zonal hospitals soon," State Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur said.
    
Presiding over the review meeting of Health department regarding implementation of National Health Programmes in the State, Thakur said during last one year many milestones have been achieved in the health sector.
    
"Sanctioning of three medical colleges in government sector, two tertiary Cancer Care Centres, two mother and child hospitals and super speciality blocks for both medical colleges at IGMC Shimla and RPMC Tanda in Kangra are the examples," he said.

"The Government would soon launch transport service under Janani–Shishu Suraksha Karyakram (JSSK) and also mobile run medical units in order to provide better health care services to the people residing in far-flung areas of the State by further strengthening 108 ambulance network," Thakur said.
    
Besides specialized doctors, these mobile medical units would have the ultrasound facility and all essential life saving drugs and would hold camps in the rural areas as per schedule, he added.

Thakur said all the health institutions in the State would be computerized in a phased manner and directed officials to prepare the proposal accordingly.

(Agencies)

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