Telangana: Govt. of Telangana has decided to provide medicine free of cost to the patients suffering from Diabetes and Blood Pressure.
Higher officials of Health Department informed that after identifying the chronic patients of Diabetes and BP, medicines would be provided to them free for lifetime.
At present, patients who are 30 years of age or above are being identified and they are being screened on NCD in 12 selected districts. Remaining districts would be covered at the end of this month or in July this year.
National Health Mission is monitoring this scheme.
Asha workers and ANMs are visiting the houses to collect information about the patients.
They are giving medicines only for a week or ten days which is causing inconvenience to the patients.