GUWAHATI: Amid COVID-19 crisis and ongoing nationwide lockdown, the employees of Assam health department have emerged as good Samaritans for the people of the state. The frontline heal workers have made home delivery of medicines to 1646 till Tuesday under the newly-launched ‘Dhanwantari; scheme. The health department has received total 4686 calls till Tuesday,
“#Dhanwantari scheme continues to delight. Out of 4686 total calls received till today, 1646 home deliveries of medicines have been done successfully. Other calls shall be addressed soon. Kudos to the team making it happen,” tweeted Assam health minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Under this scheme people can ask for home delivery of medicines which are not locally available. To get the service, they have to dial 104. The frontline workers of the health department deliver the medicines at the doorstep. Medicines under Rs. 200 are free for every patient.