In a bid to expand the availability of drugs under the free medicine scheme in Jaipur, India, categories of over 100 medicines which already existed in the scheme have been changed, The Economic Times reported Sunday.
"After change in categories of drugs and with the inclusion of 102 new medicines, the number of drugs available under the scheme has increased," said K Sharma, director (health), health department.
"At hospitals attached to medical colleges, there were 831 medicines, which will be increased to 933," Sharma said, adding that "at district hospitals, number of free medicines will increase from 744 to 818."
After the change of category, drugs that were available at district hospitals will now be made available at community health centres.
Meanwhile, 15 medicines that were only available at hospitals attached to government-run medical colleges will now be made available at district hospitals across the state after change in category.
Additionally, the category of 36 medicines has been changed so that they will be made available for patients at community health centres across the state.
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