Medinces crisis persists in Meghalaya

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Shillong, May 10 (UNI) The Meghalaya government today said the medicines crisis in health centres will sorted out soon.

Health minister Dr Advisor Pairong said his department already had entered into a direct bidding with different pharmaceutical companies to ensure supplying of medicines directly at cheaper rates.

Stocks in many health centres in Meghalaya went dry after contract suppliers stopped delivering medicines in time leading to present crisis, he said.

Besides short supply of medicines, shortages of technical staff and physicians were othter reasons for affecting the state health centres.

Meghalaya has 12 community health centres, 88 primary health centres and 413 sub-centres.

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