VISHWAJIT INAUGURATES WORKSHOP ON DRUG ACCESSIBILITY, AVAILABILITY, AFFORDABILITY

Panaji: March 20, 2018 …  The Minister for Health, Shri Vishwajit Rane recently inaugurated  a workshop on ‘Accessibility, Availability, and Affordability of Pharmaceutical Products’ organised by the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration, Goa in collaboration with ASSOCHAM and National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority.

            While speaking on the occasion, Shri. Rane said that the costs of important drugs would decrease as stakeholders such as the industry and the pricing authority interact with each other for solutions. This would also increase the outreach of the government to help people with medical facilities Shri Rane said.

            Present on the occasion were Director, Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration, Smt. Jyoti Sardesai among others.

            The workshop aimed to familiarize stakeholders with issues regarding affordability and availability of essential drugs. The resource speakers at the workshop shared their views on various topics relating to availability and affordability of pharmaceutical products.

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