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Table 3 Availability of Medicines (%) by Therapeutic Category in Public Health Facilities

From: Availability of medicines in public sector health facilities of two North Indian States

Drug category Punjab Haryana
PHC CHC DH MC Total PHC CHC DH MC Total
Analgesic/Anti-Pyretic/NSAID 74.3 49.1 61.1 0 58.7 70.0 43.6 47.2 33.3 53.6
Anti-bacterial 50.8 52.5 54.2 12.5 50.7 59.1 59.8 59.7 62.5 59.6
Anti-allergic 49.6 58.3 63.9 8.3 53.4 59.7 62.0 66.2 75.0 61.8
Vitamins & Minerals 53.7 46.5 50.0 0 49.2 60.4 60.6 68.5 44.4 61.4
Anti-asthmatic 31.0 36.4 47.2 0 34.2 50.0 54.5 72.2 50.0 54.6
Antacid 42.9 41.2 40.5 0 40.0 71.2 66.7 69.0 71.4 69.1
Anti-helminthic/Anti-parasitic 90.5 68.2 70.8 0 77.0 54.5 72.7 66.7 75.0 63.0
Anti-fungal 0.0 31.8 50.0 0 36.1 0.0 50.0 41.7 50.0 47.2
Anti-spasmodic 71.4 68.2 75.0 0 69.2 63.6 63.6 75.0 0.0 63.8
Anti-emetic 90.5 90.9 100.0 0 89.7 77.3 77.3 66.7 100.0 76.3
ORS 61.9 54.5 83.3 0 61.5 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Anti-hypertensive 60.5 61.4 61.7 0 59.1 59.7 58.6 55.0 60.0 58.5
Anti-diabetic 35.2 54.5 63.3 0 44.1 38.2 49.1 76.7 40.0 47.0
Thrombolytic 0.0 4.3 20.0 0 9.9 0.0 10.2 46.7 50.0 26.6
Antidepressant/Anti-psychotic/Antiepileptic 31.9 30.1 41.7 0 32.2 27.7 34.1 47.6 64.3 34.4
Anti-viral 0.0 29.2 33.3 0 28.9 0.0 13.6 27.8 0.0 18.6
Uterotonics 88.1 83.8 63.3 0 76.3 68.2 66.7 66.7 80.0 67.9
Other endocrine medicines 9.5 2.4 4.8 0 5.9 13.6 21.2 28.6 14.3 19.6
Miscellaneous 34.9 34.5 38.2 5.9 34.4 35.4 39.4 37.3 23.5 36.5
Anti-cancer medicines 0.0 0.0 4.2 25 4.4 0.0 9.1 4.2 25.0 7.7
Anaesthetic agents 28.6 34.1 45.8 25 32.7 27.3 29.5 66.7 50.0 34.4
Total 48.1 44.0 47.8 4.4 45.2 50.9 49.3 54.1 50.6 51.1
  1. Note: Figures given in the table are percentages. Overall, 2 MC, 12 DH, 22 CHC and 44 PHC were covered in this study in the two states Punjab and Haryana. Where; PHC = Primary Health Centre, CHC = Community Health Centre, DH = District Hospital, MC = Medical College