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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
12 JUL 2019 3:22PM by PIB Delhi
Availability of Medicines

Medicines for Vector Borne Diseases (VBDs) (including Malaria and Dengue) under National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP) are available at all levels of interventions including Government Hospitals and Dispensaries.  The drugs for treatment of malaria are provided free of cost to States/ Union Territories (UTs). The drugs provided are Artemisinin Combination Therapy with SulphadoxinePyremethamine (ACT-SP)(0-1 Years), ACT-SP (1-4 Years) packs, ACT-SP (5-8 Years) packs, ACT-SP (9-14 Years) packs, ACT-SP (for Adults) packs, Artesunate Injections (vials), Diethylcarbamazine Citrate (DEC) Tablets (in numbers) which are available in sufficient quantity. There is no specific drug for treatment of Dengue, however, kits are provided for   diagnosis of dengue. 

 In respect of seasonal influenza A (H1N1)/Swine flu,  Oseltamivir is the drug recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for treatment of seasonal Influenza A (H1N1) in capsule/tablet and suspension form,  and is made  available  free of cost by  the State Government  in all Government hospitals in Madhya Pradesh.  As per data received from State

Surveillance Unit (SSU) of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP), details of medicine provided by State for distribution to the patients are as under:

Year

Quantity of medicines provided

2016

13580

2017

25069

2018

92424

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under National Leprosy Eradication Programme (NLEP) with the support of WHO, free of cost Multi Drug Therapy (MDT) is being provided to all States/UTs including Madhya Pradesh. The details of MDT provided to Madhya Pradesh during last three years are  as under:-

 

Year

Multi Bacillary Adult (MBA)

Multi Bacillary Child

(MBC)

Pauci Bacillary Adult (PBA)

Pauci

Bacilary

Child (PBC)

Clofazimine 100mg

Clofazimine

50 mg

2016-17

44472

2016

13924

1146

0

0

2017-18

47898

1998

13956

1296

24000

0

2018-19

31530

1728

8064

678

8500

0

*MBA, MBC, PBA, PBC all in Blister Clander pack (BCP)

(Clofazimine 50 & 100 mg capsules, in reaction cases).

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), ShAshwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

 

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