India mulls free diagnostic services for poor as free drugs plan stalls
This article was originally published in Scrip
India is evaluating plans to provide free diagnostic services for the poor, even though its ambitious proposal to roll out a free medicines scheme for patients at government health facilities is stalling amid procurement and distribution difficulties.
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