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Non issuing of prescribed medicines by CGHS Wellness Centres

Non issuing of prescribed medicines by CGHS Wellness Centres

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  1046
ANSWERED ON  02.12.2014

Non issuing of prescribed medicines by CGHS Wellness Centres


1046 Shri Palvai Govardhan Reddy
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state :-


(a) whether it is a fact that in spite of doctors prescribing medicines, CGHS Wellness Centres are not issuing them and instead issuing medicines by generic names; and

(b) if so, the reasons behind CGHS not issuing medicines prescribed by doctors?

ANSWER


THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) & (b) : Medicines are being issued at CGHS Wellness Centres from the approved CGHS formulary which presently consists of 1447 generic and 622 branded medicines and the formularies of ESIC (Employees State Insurance Cooperation) and ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme). Medicines, which are not included in these formularies and not available in dispensaries, when prescribed by Government Doctors are being procured through Local Purchase at the discretion of CMO I/C (Chief Medical Officer In-charge) of the Wellness Centres

    HINDI_VERSION 



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