Motivates people to send telegrams to remind the Prime Minister of his promise.
Shocking, but true! An average Indian spends about Rs. 1,336 every year on medicines. This translates to Rs. 3.66 per day. Taken cumulatively, people of this country spend Rs. 1,61,704 crores on medicines every year. Medicines account for 72 per cent of the total out-of-pocket expenses. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 50 to 65 per cent of Indians do not have regular access to even essential medicines.