The Government of India is committed to work towards development of healthcare in Assam. To further the process, the Centre has sanctioned Rs 756 crore for setting up four new medical colleges in Assam.
The Ministert of Health and Family Welfare made the announcement, on Friday, at the launch ceremony for the construction of a medical college at Dhubri district in Assam.
He also said that the Central Government has made a National List of Essential Medicines. The government plans to make these drugs available at AMRIT pharmacies in the state at a fix rate.
The minister said that the Union government plans to provide almost 500 types of medicines, 85 types of tests free of cost at 16 district hospitals in Assam.
He said that in due time these facilities will also be made available at community health centres and primary health centres.
Source: Media reports