Medical outlets of AMRIT Deendayal to facilitate people in Assam, UP and Punjab
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 21-Aug-2017
New Delhi, August 21: The flagship programme of the Health Ministry- AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) was launched in November, 2015 to provide economical healthcare services. To improve the services of the medical assistance more, Health Minister Jagat Prakash Nadda has decided to launch 15 medical outlets of AMRIT Deendayal in Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The launch will take place through video conference from Shimla today.
Nadda will also inaugurate one outlet of AMRIT Deendayal at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Shimla. The purpose of AMRIT Deendayal programme is to provide different kind of medicines and equipment’s on cheap rates to the patients. The discount up to 60 percent on MRP is provided to the patients. The flagship programme has opened 84 outlets in 18 states during the span of 2 years.
Nearly 33 lakh patients were served medicines through these outlets which saved more than 170 crore rupees to them. The AMRIT pharmacies stock nearly 2,200 drugs, surgical disposables and implants (including for cardiovascular, cancer and diabetes, stents etc.) that are offered at an average discount of 63 percent on medicines.
The first AMRIT pharmacy opened at AIIMS in New Delhi, with the capital city now having four in total. AMRIT outlets have been opened in major government hospitals in cities including Chandigarh, Raipur, Rishikesh, Pondicherry, Bhopal, Guwahati, Shillong and Imphal. Cities where the pharmacies will be operational soon include Nagpur, Thiruvananthapuram, Patna, Kolkata, Mumbai, Tezpur, Jorhat and Agartala.