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Government Adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to the List of Essential Medicines

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  December 28, 2015 at 5:26 PM Indian Health News   - G J E 4
Essential medicines are those that satisfy the priority health care needs of the population. They are based on the country's disease burden, priority health concerns, and affordability concerns etc.
Government Adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to the List of Essential Medicines
Government Adds Cancer, HIV, Hepatitis C to the List of Essential Medicines
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The Government has added 106 drugs including that of Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C to the list of essential medicines. The move will ensure their availability across the country at affordable prices. This also takes the total number of items in the list to 376.

‘The Government has added 106 drugs to the list of essential medicines. This will take the total number of items in the list to 376. The move will ensure the availability of these drugs across the country at affordable prices.’
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In a revision of the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) by the Health Ministry's core committee, 106 medicines were added while 70 were deleted after a series of meetings and consultations across the country.

The committee recommended that the list, which comes into effect immediately, be revised every three years.

Source: ANI
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