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Warehouses under new drug policy

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Bhopal, Sep 11 (UNI) New warehouses will be set up at district level in Madhya Pradesh under the new drug policy, which is being given a final touch.

The government will ink three-year agreement with the owners of ware houses, which will start functioning from next month, Health Minister Ajay Vishnoi told reporters here today.

The new drug policy will also come into effect from next month, Mr Vishnoi said.

Mr Vishnoi said additional budget allocation of Rs 20 crore had been made to ensure availability of drug in each district for use during epidemics, for Deendayal Upadhyaya health scheme and for pensioners.

He said campus selection of doctors to fill up vacancies in rural areas got a boost with the posting of 295 doctors, including 65 post-graduates.

Claiming that mortality rate of infants and mothers during child death had drastically come down due to their promotion of institutional delivery, he said institutional delivery in the state had increased to 46 per cent from 26 per cent.

He also announced various awards totalling Rs one crore for health officials at different levels for their outstanding work.

The Minister said only 40 cases of chikunguniya had been confirmed out of 408 blood samples sent to Delhi and Pune following outbreak of the disease in the state.

UNI AG-SP SI KN1618

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