Javadekar to launch campaign for doctors to prescribe more generic medicines

at 5:42 pm
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Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

New Delhi (NVI): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar today said that he is going to launch a campaign from Pune for doctors to prescribe more and more generic medicines to patients, so that the high medical expense of poor people can be reduced.

“Barring complicated diseases where there is need for a specific medicine, doctors should prescribe generic medicines to help poor patients,” Javadekar said while addressing media on ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’.

He said that he is soon going to meet doctors and also write letters to them in this regard.

“In some complicated cases, it is required to prescribe branded medicines as combinations are like that. But, generic medicine is beneficial to 80 per cent people. So I will launch this campaign from Pune now, I will meet the doctors in groups and will also write letter to them that they write down as many generic medicines as possible because there is a need to reduce the expense of medicines for poor,” he said.