Free medicine should be available to all: Civil society groups demanded


Berhampur: In a bid to sensitize the drudge for demand generation on free medicine, the voluntary organisation named Youth For Social Development (YSD) and Manav Adhikar Surakshya Mancha (MASM) in collaboration with Oxfam India has given a memorandum to the superintend of MKCG Medical College Hospital to increase accessibility of free medicines , increase accountability of government and duty bearers to make the medicine and other health care facilities free of cost, ensure effective governance and allocate more budget to improve health care needs of the people.
The major challenges faced in the efficient implementation of ‘Niramaya’ scheme in MKCG hospital are unethical promotion of medicines from private medicine shops involving medical practitioner and chemists, low acceptance, absence of any standard treatment guideline, absence of doctors, poor distribution of medicines and unavailability of medicine in health care centre.
The member of Youth For Social Development (YSD) and Manav Adhikar Surakshya Mancha (MASM) demand to make transparent functioning of ransparent functioning of OSMCL, with time bound grievance redressal and compensation mechanism, establishment of regulatory body ensure efficient grievance redressal and enforce existing policies, effective supply chain management for timely procurement and available, introduce TOLL FREE number and GIS based system to track medicine supply.
In this occasion Sri Abani Kumar Gaya of MASM, Syamsundar Khadagi, Bansidhar Bhuinya, Manash Ranjan Patra and Subhsis Sethy of YSD have coordinated the program.