Thiruvananthapuram : Health minister V S Sivakumar told that necessary instructions to the department to ensure that there is no shortage of life-saving drugs in the state. In order to face the situation, will employ more squad to control the same.
The health department is going ahead with the implementation despite a demand for more time from the chemists and druggists. Will ensure that all the whole sale retailers selling the medicines in required prices as prescribed by the national Pharmaceutical pricing authority. Drug inspectors will ensure that the medicine availability of the medicines with the new prices. The department has already taken steps on the medical shops who are not following it. The drug control department authorities have warned of serious consequences if anyone found not selling the drugs at the new prices as prescribed. Already the prices for 191 medicines got revised by two phases. The third phase of the revision will be done on August 12 for 51 medicines. Minister informed that you can avail these information’s about the medicines the website www.dc.kerala.gov.in, www.nppaindia.nic.in