Shortage of medicine in ‘Big 4’ hospitals in Mumbai

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Acute shortage of even generic medicines in the big state-run hospitals in Mumbai has made the life of people miserable here. Haffkinerma Corporation, which is the nodal body for centralised purchase of medicines, has not yet been able to put in place a system for wholesale buying.
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An acute shortage of medicines at state-run hospitals – including the big four in Mumbai – has plunged the state’s health delivery system into an unprecedented crisis.
The four hospitals in Mumbai – JJ, Cama, St George’s and GT – have run out of even basic medicines like tablets for diabetes, blood pressure, diarrhoea, acidity and common cold, forcing hundreds of patients to buy them from chemists outside at exorbitant prices.

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