Free medicines in Rajasthan, India
- Author: Oxfam
- Copyright: Oxfam
- Date: 10 February 2012
India is known as the pharmacy of the world but 65% of Indians have no access to essential medicines. This video explains how the State of Rajasthan in India is tackling the problem by promoting generic medicines and providing these free of charge in the public sector.
Cost is one of the major barriers that prevent the poorest people get the medicine that they need. While there are still many issues to overcome, this is a good example for governments around the world.