AMRIT Pharmacy Shop in IGMC to offer 70 to 90 % subsidy on medicines
Shimla: The Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla, now has an operational Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Pharmacy Shop. The patients will be able to avail a subsidy ranging from 70 to 90 percent on medicines through this shop.
The patients can purchase medicines under one roof, said a spokesperson.
The foundation stone of the Super Specialty block of IGMC Complex to be constructed at Chamyana was also laid. This will be the second campus of IGMC to be developed over 20 Hectares of land to cost nearly Rs. 250 crore under 80:20 by Government of India and State Government.
The expenses outside the scope of Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Sewa Yojna (PMSSY) will be met by the HP Government.
Foundation stone of Tertiary Care Cancer Centre of IGMC was also laid. The existing centre will be now known as Tertiary Care Cancer Centre and run under “strengthening of tertiary cancer care centre” scheme.
The new cancer patients per year in the state are around 5000 and 50% of these are registered at IGMC Shimla.
Around 100 patients get radiotherapy every day. Besides, 50 patients get chemotherapy daily, said the official spokesperson of IGMC.
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh along-with Union Health Minister, Jagat Prakash Nadda and State Health Minister, Shri Kaul Singh Thakur were present on the occasion.