Current Affairs: AMRIT Programme

Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT)

AMRIT Programme
  • Under the AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) programme, medicines available at an affordable cost. 
  • AMRIT outlets are aimed at reducing the expenditure incurred by common patients on treatment of cancer and heart diseases.
  • AMRIT outlets have reached at 12 across the country where more than 2141 drugs are being sold at a discount of more than 70 percent.
New AMRIT Outlets Shillong, Imphal and Jodhpur
  • Health Minister J P Nadda (17.08.2016) inaugurated Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) outlets in Shillong, Imphal and Jodhpur through videoconferencing from New Delhi. 
  • With this the number of AMRIT outlets have reached at 12 across the country where more than 2141 drugs are being sold at a discount of more than 70 percent. Mr. Nadda said the benefits of the AMRIT clinics are available for in-patients as well as out-patients in the hospitals where these outlets are located. 
  • He informed that about 300 outlets will be started by the end of this year and basket of choices of drugs will also be enhanced further. The Minister said the Centre has urged state governments consider opening such pharmacies in their areas.
  • The country's first AMRIT outlet at AIIMS, New Delhi at November 15, 2015.

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