SHILLONG, Sept 22 - Meghalaya Health Minister Roshan Warjri yesterday inaugurated the State�s first Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (Amrit) Pharmacy at the State Civil Hospital here.
Meghalaya�s first AMRIT pharmacy is the country�s 103rd AMRIT pharmacy aimed at providing life-saving drugs at heavily discounted rates for the benefit of the weaker sections of society.
At the inaugural function, Wajri lauded the initiative taken by the Government of India to facilitate the setting up of Amrit pharmacy in the State-run hospital where patients from the weaker section of society can afford to buy medicines at a highly subsidised rate.
She said there are cases where patients stopped treatment due to unaffordable costs of medicines expressing hope that this pharmacy will serve its purpose for the people of the State.
Besides cancer and cardio-vascular medicines and implants, the pharmacy will also provide medicines for other diseases as well, she said, adding that Amrit Pharmacy outlets will also be set up at the Ganesh Das Maternal and Child Health Hospital and other government hospitals in the State. � PTI