Indians to get free medicines, announced by Prime Minister Manmohan
Singh in his address to the nation on the country's 66th Independence
prime minister said the National Rural Health Mission was launched in
2005 so that health services can be extended to every village.
its success, "we now want to expand the scope of health services in our
towns also", he said in his address from the Red Fort.
National Rural Health Mission will be converted into a National Health
Mission which would cover all villages and towns in the country.
"We are also formulating a scheme for distribution of free medicines through government hospitals and health centres."