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First Jan Aushadhi Medical Store opens in Tamil Nadu under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojna’

EVS Med is planning to open 75 stores this fiscal from Coimbatore to Chennai and move southwards eventually

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Coimbatore, Nov 2, 2016: Tamil Nadu now has its first Jan Aushadhi medical store under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojna’ scheme to dispense generic medicines, that was opened here on Wednesday.

“The stores will dispense 550 medicines available under the scheme, including generic drugs for diabetes, cardiac problems, blood pressure, gastro, vitamins and antibiotics,” said EV Shiril, Managing Director of EVS Med, which has been assigned the task of opening these stores to PTI.

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In the first phase, he said to PTI that they had planned to open 50 medical centres across Coimbatore, Nilgiris and Tirupur districts. From them, 25 of the medical centres likely to be opened in Coimbatore in the next two months, in December and January.

Moving on to the second phase, EVS Med is planning to open 75 stores this fiscal from Coimbatore to Chennai and move southwards eventually, he said to PTI.

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The company will also launch services like home delivery within a month of opening the stores. Further, it was planning mobile Jan Aushadhi medical stores, so that people living in rural areas can also benefit from it.

Generic medicines come with an advantage over branded medicines. Even though they are the unbranded ones which are identical or bioequivalent to the branded ones and have the same efficiency in terms of therapeutic values, he added.

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  • Ruchika Kumari

    this gonna help all those poor people who can not afford costly medicines

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As A Mark of Respect To Karunanidhi, Parliament Gets Adjourned

"In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death."

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Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day without transacting any business on Wednesday as a mark of respect to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK leader M. Karunanidhi who died in Chennai on Tuesday.

The presiding officers of the two Houses made obituary references and paid homage to the 94-year-old political stalwart.

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan described him as a visionary and a true leader of the masses and said his death “is an irreparable loss to the country and marks the end of an era”.

The members stood in silence for a short while.

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In the obituary reference, Mahajan said Karunanidhi, an astute administrator, in his “long and illustrious political career” showcased his “admirable leadership qualities and worked relentlessly for the cause of the people, particularly the marginalised and the downtrodden sections of the society.

“A multifaceted persona, Karunanidhi rose to become the most celebrated screenwriter in the Tamil film industry, using the cinematic medium to deliver his political ideas to the masses. The 1952 box office hit ‘Parasakthi’, in particular, was a turning point both in Tamil cinema and for Karunanidhi,” she said.

In the Rajya Sabha, Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu said Karunanidhi was actively engaged in social and public life.

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“In his passing away, the country has lost an able administrator and an outstanding statesman. The House deeply mourns his death,” Naidu said.

The House observed two minutes of silence before adjourning for the day. (IANS)