Gujarat government opens 52 generic medicine stores

Gujarat Government inaugurated 52 generic medicine stores across the state wherein medicines would be sold at a much cheaper rate.

Published: 14th November 2016 10:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th November 2016 10:34 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Government today inaugurated 52 generic medicine stores across the state wherein medicines would be sold at a much cheaper rate than the market price.
    
One such store, named as 'Deendayal Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Store', was inaugurated today inside Civil Hospital premises here by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, an official release said.
    
Medicines sold in these stores will be 30 to 80 per cent cheaper than those being sold in the market, it said.
    
Around 1,500 to 2,000 life saving medicines will be sold from each of these stores.
    
Rupani said such stores would give a huge relief to poor and middle class citizens.
    
The Chief Minister announced that his government would open 500 more stores in the next phase of expansion.
    
Rupani also launched a mobile application - 'G-Dava', which can be used by citizens to get details about various medicines sold in generic stores as well as in private pharmacies, said the release. 

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