Lakhs of claims are being made for the betterment of health services, but the situation is worse. Patients are facing the brunt of the ongoing commission game between doctors and pharmaceutical companies. On prescription, the doctors are making profit of the companies by writing expensive medicines, while the same medicines are available at generic stores at very low prices. A generic antibiotic leaf for fever and other medicines is being sold for Rs 70, while branded leaf is being sold for Rs 200. Combination of bildagliptin 50mg and metformin 500mg for diabetes is available in generic for Rs 70. While doctors are writing a leaf sold in the market for 200 rupees. To control blood pressure, the wrapper of amlodipine is being sold for only six rupees, while the same rapper is being sold for Rs 120 in private stores.
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