CEC Feroz Khan attends Jan Aushadhi Mitra Sammelan in Kargil 


CEC Feroz Khan attends Jan Aushadhi Mitra Sammelan in Kargil 

KARGIL, OCTOBER, 29, 2021: As a part of the series of events held under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and National Unity Week, Health Department Kargil organized Jan Aushadhi Mitra Sammelan at Auditorium Hall Kargil here today.

Chairman and Chief Executive Councilor,LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan was the chief guest on the ocassion while the Executive Councillor for Health Mohsin Ali was the guest of honour.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kargil Munawar Hussain Wazir, Medical Superintendent District Hospital Kargil Kacho Liyaqat Ali Khan, Deputy CMO  Muhammad Abbas, Epidemiologist Dr Muhammad Jaffar Akhone, BMO Kargil Dr Fatima Nissa, District Immunization Officer Kargil Dr Abdul Jalil Wani, RMO Dr Shabir Hussain, other concerned officers besides the nursing students of GNM School and Sanjeevani Medical College were present on the occasion.

In his address, CEC Feroz Khan said that the purpose of Jan Aushadhi Scheme is to reduce the expenses on medicines, so that it can be afforded by all sections of the society. He added that it is the responsibility of all stakeholders to make sure that the scheme gets successful and maximum people get benefit from it.

CEC Khan further said that more emphasis should be laid on the importance of extending the benefits of the generic medicines in rural areas, and the concerned departments should ensure necessary publicity of the scheme through different mediums of communication.

EC Health Mohsin Ali while speaking on the occasion said that maximum people should get benefitted from the Jan Aushadhi Kendra which the government has established in the hospital premises, adding he said that all stakeholders should promote the use of generic medicines as it is very beneficial for the masses and is pocket friendly.

Earlier, Medical Superintendent Kacho Liyaqat Ali Khan giving the welcome address said that Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the Pharmaceutical Department, Government of India to provide quality drugs at affordable prices to the masses in every district of the country, and a centre was also established at the District Hospital Kargil premises as well.

Consultant Physician Dr Vilayat Ali gave a presentation on the difference between generic and branded medicines while as Manager Jan Aushadi Store Kargil Abdul Mehdi Chomal gave a presentation on the advantages of generic medicines.

Meanwhile, the medical practitioners and Jan Aushadhi members were felicitated by the digniatries on the ocassion.

ENT Specialist Dr Oliyat Ali conducted the proceedings of the programme.

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