Fair Price Medicine Shops are a definitive way forward for the common man, but before that, the common man needs to be freed from the clutches of a corrupt medical system that has a debilitating effect on the psyche, even as it drains every last penny in their pockets.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee introduced the concept of Fair Price Medicine Shops in Kolkata last year. People welcomed the initiative, but some pharmaceutical companies and dealers seemed unhappy with the move. The government wishes to open 35 fair price medicine shops across the state, of which 24 are already operational. This initiative is sure to bring much-needed relief to people who are burdened with rising costs in almost all fields.