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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
19-November-2010 15:30 IST
Cost of Medicines used for Rural Health Care
Under National Rural Health Mission, the expenditure on the procurement of drugs, vaccines, contraceptives, equipments etc

Under National Rural Health Mission, the expenditure on the procurement of drugs, vaccines, contraceptives, equipments etc. for supply to all States and UTs for the year 2009-10 is given below:

Name of Programme

Expenditure(in Rs. Crores)

(i) Routine Immunization

363.02

(ii)Pulse Polio Immunization

624.07

(iii)Reproductive & Child Health

260.99

(iv)Vector Borne Diseases

205.93

(v)Tuberculosis Control

54.81

(vi)Family Welfare

208.14

          

 Government procures drugs, devices and vaccines etc. with generic names and the procurement is carried out as per approved technical specification, including packaging, quality assurance requirement and qualification criteria of products and suppliers.  In order to ensure wider participation, procurement process involves International Competitive Bidding/National Competitive Bidding so as to ensure quality measures at affordable prices. 

This information was given by Minister for Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad  in written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha  today.

DS/GK