SHILLONG, March 15: Independent legislator from Gambegre constituency, Saleng A Sangma during the Question Hour today expressed his concern over the issue of uvailability of medicines in the Government Health Centres which is causing lot of difficulties to the people especially those residing in the rural areas.
According to him, two Primary Health Centres in his constituency caters to a population of more than 300 villages is also facing the problem of uvailability of medicines.
He said that that he has received several complaints from the people of his constituency about the uvailability of medicines in the two PHCs.
The Independent MLA from Gambegre constituency also said that the problem of uvailability of medicines is common in all the Government Health Centres of the state.
Countering the claim of Saleng, Health and Family Welfare Minister, AL Hek claimed that the Government run health facilities in the State do have access to adequate essential medicines and life saving drugs.
While replying to a supplementary question raised by Saleng, Hek said that concerned Primary Health Centre are required to submit the list of medicines which they wanted to indent adding that the department would then allot the medicine as per the requirement proposed by the concern health centres.
The Health Family Welfare Minister further stated that the department is trying its best to ensure that the all the Government Health Centres are having the necessary stock of medicines. He also said that the department is regularly reviewing the performance of the various PHCs and CHCs which are being run by the NGOs.