Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri DV Sadananda Gowda has announced the establishment of a Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) in Karnataka. The PMRU has been established by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India, in association with Karnataka State Drug Control Department. PMRU will assist NPPA in monitoring the prices of drugs, ensuring availability of drugs as well as raising consumer awareness.
The PMRU will act as collaborating partner of NPPA with information collecting mechanism at the grass-root level. The State Drug Controller will directly supervise the Price Monitoring and Resource Unit (PMRU) in order to increase the outreach of NPPA. The recurring and non-recurring expenses of PMRUs are borne by NPPA under the Central Sector Scheme named Consumer Awareness, Publicity and Price Monitoring (CAPPM).
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- Chief Minister of Karnataka: B.S. Yediyurappa; Governor: Vajubhai Vala.