17 truck loads of medicine arriving in Kashmir, more being airlifted

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Srinagar, Aug 19 (UNI) Seventeen trucks carrying medicines are on their way here while more medicines were being airlifted, a spokesman of the Jammu and Kashmir government today said.

He said there was sufficient quantity of drugs and medicines available in the government health institutions and private sectors in Kashmir valley.

The spokesman said 17 trucks carrying medicines are on their way to Srinagar which is going to make the stock position more comfortable.

Certain companies have also started supply of medicines by air to the valley, he informed.

Adequate stocks of insulin and anti-rabies are available with the super stockists and distributors.

Principal, Government Medical College, Srinagar, who looks after the Associated Hospitals in the city, said medicines and other items were available for one and a half months.

He informed that sufficient drugs were available in the GB Pant Hospital while alternate drugs were also available while a specific drug was temporarily short of supply.

The spokesman said in case shortage of any drug, people are requested to contact the authorities.

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