Govt mulling to open generic medicine centres in rural areas: Minister

S. T. Somashekhar said that soon, such shops would be opened to help rural people

BIJAPUR; 20 Nov:  Minister for Cooperative, S. T. Somashekhar has said that the government is contemplating to start generic medical stores at rural level for the benefit of the people.

Speaking at the valedictory function of the 67th All India Cooperative Week organised by Federation of Cooperative Associations on Friday, he said that the generic medical stores for rural areas would act as great help for the people.

“ Considering this, the government is mulling over to start such medical stores in  rural areas of the State by selling the medicines for highly subsidized rates”, the Minister said.

Referring to the achievements of Cooperative unions, Somashekhar said that in the past, examples of only Gujarat and Maharashtra were given for best cooperative management.

But today, Karnataka has gained top rank in the State with its cooperative movement as the cooperative unions are going commendable jobs in Karnataka.

He said that in the next year’s cooperative week, a booklet would be released mentioning the best cooperative associations of each district of the State.

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