Agartala, Sept. 9: Tripura will follow the example of the Rajasthan government and provide non-branded generic medicines to people to cut costs in medical treatment.
“By March next year, Tripura government will provide generic medicines instead of branded medicines to people in all government hospitals, health centres and dispensaries across the state,” health department director Satya Ranjan Debbarma said.
He told reporters that branded medicines cost much more than non-branded generic medicines.
He said a team of doctors from Tripura, led by him, had visited Rajasthan to study the distribution of generic medicines among the people. State health minister Tapan Chakraborty had also visited Rajasthan recently.
“Our health department has entered into an agreement with Tripura State Co-operative Bank to open a pharmacy of generic medicines inside GB Panth Medical College and Hospital here,” he said.