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Gujarat Govt to provide anti-rabies vaccines free to APL patients

Gujarat Govt to provide anti-rabies vaccines free to APL patients

Ahmadabad, Wednesday: Gujarat Government has decided to provide anti rabies vaccine free-of-cost to patients belonging to Above Poverty Line (APL). It will entail an additional expenditure of Rs.8.75-crore annually. The decision was taken at the State Cabinet meeting with Chief Minister Narendra Modi in chair today.

The government spokesperson-ministers Jay Narayan Vyas and Saurabh Patel said that APL patients were earlier charged Rs.500 per doze and the vaccine was given free-of-cost only to people living Below Poverty Line (BPL). Like other vaccines, it would be available in government dispensaries, equipped with adequate stock. As per health department data, about 2.75-lakh cases of dog bites are reported in the state during a year, they said.

Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau

 
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