Shillong (Meghalaya): An MoU was signed between the State Government and the HLL Lifecare Limited on 14th July, 2017 to set up Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) pharmacy outlets in the State Government hospitals. The agreement was signed between the Mission Director, NHM, H. M. Shangpliang on behalf of the State Government and the Director (Marketing), HLL Lifecare Limited, T. Rajasekar on behalf of HLL Lifecare Limited.
Initially, the AMRIT pharmacy outlet will be set up in Shillong Civil Hospital thereafter at Ganesh Das Government and Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Shillong. The AMRIT pharmacy outlets will eventually be rolled out to other districts hospitals in the State.
AMRIT pharmacies will sell both drugs and implants at significant discount on market rates, based on authentic prescriptions from doctors.
The Director of Health Services (MCH & FW), Dr. D. Lyngdoh and Regional Manager, HLL Lifecare Limited, Smti Rupa Chakravorty was also present at the signing of an agreement.