Free medicine is just one solution to better healthcare in Kerala. The program was launched in the early 2001, where a lot of patients were found running around with their prescriptions. The top priority of this program is to protect people's health status and to provide medicines free of charge to all the poor patients who don’t have sufficient access to essential medicines. Patients are qualified for the free medicine program, provided they show their proof of indigency. C.H. Centre is now running two medical stores – one for free supply of medicines and the other for the normal public, with concession up to 40% on medicines.