Ayurvedic Medicines in CGHS Centres
Several steps have been taken to expedite the procurement process and minimise the problems of the patients."
The Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ashwini Kumar Choubey said in Parliament while answering a question on 29.12.2047 that some difficulties are being faced by the beneficiaries not because of the complex process but because of:-
Non-availability of Authorized Local Chemist for AYUSH in cities outside Delhi.
Non-availability of Rate Contract for AYUSH drugs.
The details of the funds allocated and spent for the procurement of Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and Homeopathic Medicines under this Scheme during the last two years are at Annexure.
Following steps have been taken to expedite the procurement process and minimise the problems of the patients:-
- Tender process have been initiated for Central procurement of Ayurvedic, Siddha, Unani and other medicines, which are not supplied by Indian Medicine Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL) and other Government undertakings.
- Medicines which are not readily available are procured through Authorized Local Chemists.
- In Cities, where there are no Authorized Local Chemists, beneficiaries can buy the non-available medicines and claim reimbursement.