The state government today reassured kidney patients of the best quality treatment and medicine, amid a protest by a group of patients in front of Health Minister Naba Kishore Das’s residence here, demanding better facilities for them.
The assurance came after Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra reviewed the supply of medicines to kidney transplant patients in Odisha’s government-run medical colleges and hospitals.
During the review meeting, Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) department Secretary Shalini Pandit revealed details about the quality check, procurement, and supply of medicines to kidney transplant patients by Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) through Niramaya counters at government-run healthcare facilities.
According to sources, the meeting also discussed the demands of the agitating kidney patients.
The meeting revealed that the medicines needed during kidney transplant surgery and post-transplant treatment are provided free of charge at Niramaya counters. The medicines’ quality was thoroughly tested in NABL-accredited laboratories.
The drugs provided through Niramaya counters were highly effective, according to laboratory reports. According to the meeting, the OSMCL typically uses a robust method for quality control and online drug procurement for kidney patients.
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