Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS UNDER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS) TO PROVIDE EQUIVALENT BRANDS / GENERIC MEDICINES FOR THE PRESCRIBED MEDICINES
Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in India provides comprehensive health care to the CGHS beneficiaries through CGHS Wellness Centres located in 25 cities. Presently it provides health care to about 32 lakh beneficiaries residing in CGHS covered cities.
2. The endeavor of the Government is to promote use of generic medicines, which are therapeutically equivalent to the branded medicines. Medical officers prescribe medicines by generic name or by a brand name. The medicines prescribed by doctors either by generic name or brand name are provided through CGHS by therapeutically equivalent medicines either as generics or by available brands. In view of the large number of medicines available under different brands in the market having the same composition and therapeutic value ,Department of Health , Ministry of Health & Family Welfare proposes to invite applications from Interested service providers for providing Integrated Soft Ware Solutions for issue of equivalent brands / generic medicines by CGHS for the prescribed medicines.
3. The proposed solutions are to overcome the problems related to the issue of equivalent medicines with the same composition and therapeutic value, which may be available in the stock inventory of CGHS Wellness centre, in lieu of prescribed branded medicines (prescribed by doctors). It would promote use of generic medicines as well as economize the public expenditure without compromising on the quality of health care.