Odisha govenrment will issue medicine pass books to poor patients. 59 lakh patients will be benefited in ‘Niramaya scheme’.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took this decision, under the scheme poor patients are given free of cost medicines at the government run hospitals.
The medicine pass books will be issued first at Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre at Cuttack.
Naveen Patnaik directed health department officials to prepare a roadmap within one month to offer common minimum diagnostics at different medical colleges, district headquarters hospitals and other health institutions.
421 varieties of medicines are distributed among the patients under the Niramaya scheme.