Kerala to introduce online monitoring system of medicines in govt hospitals

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Kerala government will soon launch an online monitoring facility to track the availability and distribution of medicines in government medical institutions in the state.


  • The facility has been introduced after reports of shortage of medicines, even basic medicines, in government hospitals.
  • Kerala Health Minister Veena George announced the launch of this surveillance system to ensure the availability and distribution of medicines in hospitals.

  • This process is developed to balance the demand for medicines keeping in mind the need and potential growth in each hospital along with storage and distribution of medicines.

  • When all the hospitals will update the data regarding the distribution of medicines on a daily basis then it will be possible to know the stock of medicine in the hospital and medicines can be distributed as per their shortage.

  • After that if there is a certain percentage shortfall in any medicine, it should be reported to KMSCL so that the medicines can be procured without any delay.


About Kerala State :

  • Kerala is located at the south-west end of India. The state of Travancore (Cochin) was formed on 1 July 1949 by merging the princely states of Travancore and Cochin.

  • The state of Kerala was formed on 1 November 1956 by merging Travancore-Cochin and Malabar under the States Reorganisation Act, 1956.

  • Kerala was known as Aranyaka in ancient times.

  • It is the world's first Baby Friendly State recognized by UNICEF and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

  • Kerala is also known as 'God's own home'.

  • Kerala accounts for 98% of the country's black pepper production. The rubber sector in Kerala is 83% of the country. There are plantations of tea, coffee, rubber, cardamom and spices here.

  • Lake - Vembanad, Ashtamudi

  • Festival - Onam is celebrated at the time of harvesting.

  • Folk Dance - Kathakali

  • Major Tribes -Adyan, Irrawalan, Kamar, Kurman

  • Capital - Thiruvananthapuram

  • Sex Ratio -1084 (State with Highest Sex Ratio)

  • Literacy - 93.91% (Most literate state)

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