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Prescribe generic medicine to patients: Drug Controller to Doctors


BUDGAM, DECEMBER 07 (KINS): A daylong awareness programme on Pradhan Mantri Bharatya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojna (PMBJAP) was today held at a conference hall in Budgam.

The programme was organised by Chief Medical Office Budgam in collaboration with the Drug Control Organization.

Speaking on the occasion, Drug Controller J&K, Lotika Khajuria said that the generic medicines available at Jan Aushadhi Kendras across Jammu and Kashmir are not only cheaper and affordable but at par with the branded name medicines when it comes to quality and efficacy.

In order to ensure benefits of the Jan Aushadhi, medicines are availed by people at large, she urged upon the doctors to prescribe the same to the patients.

Emphasizing on dispelling the doubts about the quality of generic medicines, Khajuria said that there is no compromise on the quality and the composition of the medicine, they are up to the mark and all such medicines are only approved after testing at NABL accredited laboratory.

On the occasion, CMO Budgam, Dr. Tajamul Hussain Khan also highlighted the importance of Jan Aushadi Kendra in providing medicines to the general public with cost effectiveness and efficacy. He emphasized that there is need of awareness among the masses as five Kendras are functional in the district while some more Kendras are in pipeline.

Dr. Zarka also spoke on the occasion and threw light on benefits of the programme and generic medicines.

Dr. Rifat Siddique also gave a detailed presentation regarding availability of medicines across the district. She informed the participants about the availability of generic medicines via online mode.

Other speakers for the day also included Dr. Irfana Dy. Drug Controller (K), Surinder Mohan Tickoo Dy. Drug Controller (J), Iqbal Palla Asstt. Drug Controller (J), Dr. Nishat Shaheen Divisional Nodal Officer Jan Aushadi (Asst. Director DHSK).

During the program, various Kendra owners also got an opportunity to express their viewpoint and share their experience. The beneficiaries of Jan Aushadhi Kendras also participated in the programme. Among others, the program was also attended by representatives of DHSK, Dy. CMO Budgam, DNO, BMOs and other concerned officers and officials. (KINS)

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