As many as 3,000 new generic medicine stores will be set up by the government across the country to tackle the shortage of drugs in rural areas, said Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley.
"For the better availability of generic medicines in the country, especially in the rural areas, the government has decided to open 3,000 new generic medicines stores," said Jaitley, presenting the budget for 2016-17 in the Lok Sabha.
‘The government will provide health insurance of up to Rs 1 lakh per family, said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the budget for 2016-17.
He also announced the launch of a National Dialysis Program to address the high costs involved in the renal dialysis processes.
Under the program every district hospital will have the facilities of renal dialysis, so that people do not have to travel to the expensive hospitals of metro cities, he said.
At least 2,000 new dialysis centers will be started in the country under the program.