Assam medicine delivery scheme is an excellent initiative towards the Assam people amidst the chaos of coronavirus. Medicines are the next basic necessity for humans in the phase of coronavirus. During lockdown times and post that period, many states suffered scarcity of medication due to which people had to suffer a lot.
Assam State plays the pharmacy role for its local people by providing medicines on time to the needy ones. Assam state has already proved its mettle in the field of social welfare by initiating several schemes. Starting Assam Medicine Delivery Scheme is another outstanding achievement and noble cause in today’s scenario.
Assam Government has so far supplied medicines to many patients and people in need in the fight against Covid-19, which shows Assam’s generosity. The scheme is a worthy and responsible example of the behavior of Assam State. At the same time, it demonstrates the complementarily and mutual support of the parallel authorities supporting the cause. Assam medicine delivery scheme was the need of the hour, and the Assam Government served the right to fulfill the purpose.
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is presently uncontrollable in the nation, and numerous individuals are currently in critical condition without getting the necessary medication in their general vicinity during the lockdown. Considering this, the Assam government has propelled an uncommon plan called ‘Dhanwantari,’ under which locally inaccessible drugs get delivered to patients at home.
Assam government has launched an Assam Medicine delivery scheme under which locally unavailable medicines due to the lockdown or other reasons shall be delivered to patients in their houses, as stated by Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The scheme got launched on 24th April 2020. The medicines below Rs 200 is to be provided free of cost to the patients. The medicine cost is above the range of 200 rupees; then, you must pay the amount to the concerned officer delivering your medicine. The patients can easily send their prescriptions over the telephone call or inform the health workers. The health department shall ensure that medication is provided to them even if it is not on the list of available free medicines.
Assam medicine delivery scheme is the most extensive outreach program taken up by any state government during this time. The Assam Medicine delivery scheme is a lifesaver scheme in the current times. Health workers shall deliver appropriate medicines for patients who cannot acquire them locally under the new ‘Dhanwantari’ initiative of the health department, Assam State.
Assam’s state government ensures that the Multipurpose Health Workers and ASHA workers will deliver the medicines to the patients at their places if they are not available within their radius of 10 km. The department may also consider waiving it off if patients cannot afford it, thereby applying to the National Health Mission (NHM).
The police department of Assam State was also in a good cause for its humanitarian contribution of reaching medicines to 4,800 people during the lockdown. Meanwhile, as per the initial count, the state government disbursed around Rs 37 lakh to 49 people stranded abroad and Rs 2.7 crores to 829 critical cancer, heart surgeries, liver, and kidney transplant patients.
The objective of the Assam Medicine Delivery Scheme is as follows:
There are multiple benefits of the Assam medicine delivery scheme, and one of the main benefits is the proper availability of medications through the provision of home delivery. We are aware that many of the young or older people of the Assam state can be going through some severe disease and cannot manage to come out to buy medicines. Some medicines are very rarely available in the Assam state, so it will be an outstanding provision for all people who want those medicine in the condition of lockdown. Those who cannot afford medications can get the same at reliable prices. The scheme encourages excellent and healthy life for all. The plan would be especially beneficial for senior citizens, critically ill patients, and unable to get medicines in their nearest pharmacy during the lockdown.
The medicines in the Assam state is arranged in the following time slot keeping in mind their availability:-
The medication conveyance plan of the Assam Government propelled has been developed as an aid for the state’s individuals. Under the program, 104 Helpline got 260 calls inside the 4 hours of its dispatch on Friday. The well-being division’s quick reaction has given a significant alleviation to the individuals amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
To apply for the scheme, the interested people will have to follow the simple procedure given below:-
Step 1– The citizens can call on 104
Step 2- Or they can visit the official website.
Step 3- Now Dhanwantari Application Form for Govt of Assam’s Home Delivery of Medicine Will Open in their computer Screen
Step 4- Now the interested applicant must enter the following details.
Step 5- Now the applicant needs to check all the details carefully and then click on the submit button.
Step 6– The applicants can also share the prescriptions via the district-specific WhatsApp number.
Step 7- The ASHA workers and Multi-Purpose Workers (MPs) will deliver the unavailable medicines in their respective houses within the specified time.ASHA-workers-and-Multi-Purpose-Workers
Aatmnirbhar Sena has provided round the clock assistance to the State of Assam in executing this scheme towards Assam’s needy citizens. We shall leave no stone unturned in framing this scheme a successful one. In a crisis time, we shall lend our full assistance and aid to make lives better with our small efforts. We shall try to act as the Government’s right hand and support them in the noble cause.
We are adamant about providing a robust mechanism and framework that could directly be beneficial for the Government and citizens of Assam at the same time. We aim to excel and ensure that the Government’s effort doesn’t go in vain and reaches every needy person in time.
The different sectors of society have widely appreciated the initiative of the Assam health department. People believe that the scheme shall provide much-need relief to the patients at this hour of crisis. All applaud the system as it is one such scheme that takes care of the medical domain and that too a selfless service for the people in need. Assam medicine delivery scheme is one significant step ahead to help the patients by delivering medicines to their place. The Healthcare department of the Assam Government is contributing a lot by ensuring the proper delivery of medication to the patients at the time of need. In the current scenario where the world is striving to fight the deadly disease, a surge of medicine has occurred.