AMRIT Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants Outlet at Nehru hospital has been Inaugurated on 28 February in PGI Chandigarh. The Union health ministry had launched the country’s first AMRIT outlet at AIIMS Delhi in November last year. At the AMRIT outlet in AIIMS Delhi, these drugs are sold at 50 to 60 per cent cheaper that the market price. Apart from this, the patients would be able to get cardiac implants at lower prices. “These implants would be provided by the Centre to the Amrit outlet, where it would be sold at cheaper rates,” said a PGI doctor. At PGI, doctors said the location for the outlet has been identified inside the Nehru hospital. “We were asked to provide a space at the institute. We have provided a space and it will be opened inside the Nehru hospital,” said a PGI doctor. “It would help the patients in getting medicines at cheaper rates,” said Dr Arvind Rajwanshi, head, department of cytology and gynecological pathology, PGI.
Under the programe 148 cardiac implants will be given from the center and sold here and their cost will be reduced to 50-60 %. These outlets are managed by HLL life care Ltd. which comes under Govt of India. It will sell 202 Cancer & 186 Cardio Vascular drugs and 148 types of Cardiac Implants at very affordable price. More details can be found by visiting these outlets in PGI Chandigarh Nehru Hospital.
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