Govt procured Rs 50 cr medicines in 2016-17: Bali Bhagat

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Minister for Health and Medical Education Bali Bhagat today informed the House that the government has procured medicines especially life-saving drugs worth Rs 4980.34 lakh in 2016-17.
Replying to a question of legislator Surinder Kumar Choudhary, the Minister informed that Rs 4887.26 lakh and Rs 2593.25 lakh were spent in 2015-16 and 2014-15 respectively for procuring the medicines.
He further informed that the department has 10 drug ware houses in the state including 4 in Kashmir and 6 in Jammu, besides two drug testing laboratories at Srinagar/Jammu having a capacity of testing around 4,000 samples per annum.

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