A new India has to be built on the foundation of a healthy India. Countries around the globe have kept healthcare at the core of their economic development. The socio-economic benefit of a strong healthcare sector not only translates into the creation of a healthy and more productive community but is also one of the world’s largest and fastest growing sectors.
On 1 November, Kerala kick-started a scheme to distribute generic drugs free to all patients in five government medical college hospitals and three general hospitals in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi and Kozhikode. A total of 952 drugs, including antibiotics and those for cancer, respiratory, cardiac, ophthalmic and ENT ailments, will be procured and supplied by the Kerala Medical Services Corporation (KMSCL) to these hospitals.