Machines to dispense drugs in Tamil Nadu Government Hospitals!

By | December 18, 2018
To reduce the time and out of pocket expenses, government of Tamil Nadu is having plans to introduce ATM like vending machines that would dispense medicines to the patients suffering from diabetes and Hypertension etc…
State Health Secretary, Dr. J. Radhakrishnan, spoke about this plan. He explained that this machine have the capacity to read the bar coded prescriptions and would dispense medicines to the patients. This machine has the ability to track the patients suffering from chronic illness.
Some of the advantages of the medicine dispensing machines are these machines would help the government see through or tide over the staff crunch in the state pharmacies, ensure follow ups on patients, allow people belonging to other sections of society to avail free services at the government hospitals etc. In the state of Rajasthan similar machines were installed is known. The TN officials were highly impressed by the potential of these medicine dispensing machines.  It is brought out that the machines would be able to detect repeat prescriptions and recommend doctor visits to the patients.
Some of the advantages of the medicine dispensing machines are,
1. These machines would help the government see through or tide over the staff crunch in the state pharmacies.
2. It will ensure followups on Patients.
3. Allow people belonging to other sections of society to avail free service at government hospitals.
4. It is brought out that the machines would be able to detect repeat prescriptions and recommend doctor visits to the patients.