About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Jharkhand Faces Acute Shortage Of Life-saving Drugs

by Medindia Content Team on April 10, 2006 at 2:58 PM
Font : A-A+

Jharkhand Faces Acute Shortage Of Life-saving Drugs

Jharkhand is facing scarcity of life saving drugs as most companies have stopped supply citing 'anomalies' in the Value Added Tax (VAT) system implemented since April 1. 'The companies have withdrawn the supply of drugs due to confusion over the VAT', said Deepak Sinha, a chemist.

The shortage has put patients in a difficult situation as medicines for heart ailments, blood pressure and diabetes are out of stock. The patients are getting medicines from neighbouring states.

Advertisement

The Jharkhand Chemist and Druggist Association (JCDA) has given a strike call from April 17 if the state government fails to rectify the anomalies in the VAT. They are opposing imposition of VAT at multiple points.

--Edited IANS
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Turmeric: Magic Ingredient to Keep you Healthy in Winter
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Nervous Tic Signature Drug Toxicity 

Recommended Reading
Drug Policy
Drug policy in India...
Drug Toxicity
Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a d...
Nervous Tic
Trigeminal Neuralgia or tic douloureux is one of the most painful nervous system disorders that affe...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use