2016-08-02

Opening of Amrit Yojana medical stores : Unstarred Question in Rajyasabha

Opening of Amrit Yojana medical stores

(a) whether Government has launched Amrit Yojana for providing medicines at cheaper rates;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the total numbers of medical stores opened under this scheme, so far, since its inception and the number of medical stores proposed to be opened during the current year and the details thereof, State-wise; and
(d) the long term planning of Government to carry the benefits of this scheme to each and every person of the country?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1799                                   ANSWERED ON-02.08.2016

Opening of Amrit Yojana medical stores

Dr. Sanjay Sinh

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether Government has launched Amrit Yojana for providing medicines at cheaper rates;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the total numbers of medical stores opened under this scheme, so far, since its inception and the number of medical stores proposed to be opened during the current year and the details thereof, State-wise; and
(d) the long term planning of Government to carry the benefits of this scheme to each and every person of the country?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SMT. ANUPRIYA PATEL)

(a) to (d): Presently seven Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlets have been opened at Central Government institutions with an objective to make available Cancer and Cardiovascular Diseases drugs and implants at discounted prices to the patients. Approval has also been accorded for opening of such outlets at 8 more institutions. The State/UT-wise detail of AMRIT outlets is at Annexure.


State Governments have been informed regarding AMRIT pharmacies and M/s HLL Lifecare Ltd. has been directed to consider the requests of State Governments for opening of AMRIT pharmacies at major State Government hospitals/Institutions. 

As per the approval accorded for setting up AMRIT, the prices of the products are to be reasonable and significantly lower than the market price.

Source : Rajyasabha
http://164.100.47.234/question/annex/240/Au1799.pdf
http://164.100.47.234/question/qhindi/240/Au1799.pdf

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