PCMC Set to Buy 20,000 Tam­i­flu Pills

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The health de­part­ment of the Pim­pri Chinch­wad Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (PCMC) will pur­chase 20,000 tablets of Oseltamivir, pop­u­larly known as Tamiu or Flu­vir, for nearly 8 lakhs. So far, 31 peo­ple have died in Pim­pri Chinch­wad lim­its due to H1N1 virus. Seema Savale, Chair­per­son of the PCMC Stand­ing Com­mit­tee, stated that a short-no­tice res­o­lu­tion was ap­proved for this pur­pose. As per the pro­posal, the State Gov­ern­ment ear­lier sup­plied the medicine, but in Au­gust 2015 and then in March 2017, Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tions were told they must buy the medicine on their own. The civic body will pur­chase 20,000 tablets at a rate of 398 per 10 tablets. The to­tal cost, fac­tor­ing in the newly im­ple­mented GST, comes to 7.96 lakhs.

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