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UP Government to Install ATM-like Machines to Dispense Medicines for Free in Rural Areas

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In rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, now patients will not have to face the problem of medicine. The state government is now going to install medicine ATMs for the poor. This will prove very useful in rural areas which do not have the facility of medical stores. UP Chief Secretary R.K. Tiwari said that such rural areas will be selected for medicine ATMs where there are no drug shops.

Giving information about the state’s chief secretary, Tiwari said that a framework is being prepared on this. Now studying is going on for this. In the latter case, a prescription will be generated and a command given automatically to the ATM to dispense only the drug prescribed, and no other. The MPHW will explain the dosage to the patient. And in case urgent referral is required, the 108 ambulance service will be made available at the sub-centre. Each ATM will be manned by a multipurpose public health worker (MPHW) or an auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM) armed with a multi-parameter patient vital monitor and other devices required for checking basic health parameters

He told that steps have been taken forward on this idea. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started the Arogya Mela to provide free treatment to poor patients in the state. Now it has been decided to install medicine ATMs to give a comprehensive form of this health benefit scheme. The Yogi government has focused a lot on health services in the budget this time. At the same time, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has started organizing Mukhyamantri Arogya Mela every Sunday to provide free health facilities especially in villages and to backward areas.