CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Health Department has started in-house manufacturing facility of Ayurvedic drugs at Patiala Pharmacy to provide genuine drugs to the patients manufactured from medicinal plants and herbs under scientific supervision. Raw material worth Rs. 1 crore has already been purchased for manufacturing of drugs.
Speaking after inaugurating Refresher Course for Senior Ayurvedic Medical Officers here Thursday Health Minister Lakshmi Kanta Chawla said that Punjab is the first State to start this novel experiment to provide genuine Ayurvedic drugs to the citizens of the State. Besides the Vigilance wing of the department has been strengthened to check the production and sale of spurious Ayurvedic drugs in the State. Seeking the cooperation of general public, the Minister said that they should in confidence give information about any units manufacturing spurious drugs in their vicinity