Drugs at discounted prices now

Drugs at discounted prices now

 Ex-prime minister H D Deve Gowda said discussions on compensation to potato growers, waiver of crop loans and other problems will be held at the next Parliament session.

Speaking after inaugurating the generic medical shop and cancer treatment wing at Chamarajendra hospital in Hassan on Sunday, he said it was decided to raise the issues in the previous session itself but as Assam trouble and exodus of North Eastern community were debated, it was not possible. The topic will be discussed in the session to be held on Tuesday, he said.

He expressed happiness over naming the shop after one of the great leaders Atal Behari Vajpayee.

Medical education minister S A Ramdas said generic medical shops will benefit the poor and 14 registered pharmaceuticals are selling the medicine at 50 to 75 per cent discount. Private medical practitioners too can purchase the medicines at the rebate price, he said.
The government will bear the cost for cancer treatment at the centre sponsored by Tata Atomic Research Centre, he added. MLA H D Revanna appealed to open cardio treatment centres in all districts.

Tata Atomic Research Centre director Dr Manjit Singh, MLA H S Prakash, ZP president B R Sathyanarayana and others were present.

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