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AMRIT - Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment

AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) name of pharmacy that will have 202 drugs of cancer and cardiovascular diseases where the price is going to be reduced on an average by 60 to 90 per cent. Government has launched India's first retail facility at AIIMS to provide drugs for cancer and cardiovascular diseases at highly discounted rates. With the aim to reduce the expenditure incurred by patients on treatment of cancer and heart diseases, the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlet at AIIMs on 15th November 2015. To begin with, the retail outlet will sell drugs for the two ailments at highly discounted rates at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
About AMRIT:
  • Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J P Nadda inaugurated the Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlet at AIIMs on 15th November 2015
  • Health Minister said AMRIT will be launched in all Central Govt hospitals soon and lakhs of patients will benefit from this initiative. 
  • AMRIT pharmacy would be selling 202 cancer and 186 cardio-vascular drugs, and 148 types of cardiac implants at very affordable prices.
  • The project has been floated in a tie-up with government-owned HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL) which is deputed to establish and run the AMRIT chain of pharmacies across the country.