Emulating Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu the Left Front government in Tripura has decided to start providing non-branded generic medicines from this year to cut the cost of medical treatment state health minister Tapan Chakraborty said on Monday. 'The Tripura government will deliver generic medicines instead of branded medicines to patients in all government hospitals and health centres from this year' Chakraborty told reporters. Branded medicines cost 2-15 times more than non-branded generic medicines. Tamil Nadu was the first state in India to introduce generic medicines in 1994. 'In executing the generic medicine scheme Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have done well.