AMRIT Retail Pharmacy Stores

BACKGROUND 

With the objective to reduce the out-of-pocket expenditure especially through pharmacies, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Govt. of India had come up with a novel initiative of, a network of retail pharmacies – AMRIT across the country to make available and accessible all drugs, implants, Surgicals, disposables at highly affordable prices.

ABOUT AMRIT

AMRIT stands for Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment. AMRIT retail pharmacy network offers more than 5200 drugs, implants, surgical disposables and other consumables at average discounts up to 60% of Maximum Retail Price (MRP).

AMRIT VISION &MISSION

Affordable and Reliable pharmacy service in public Sector

AMRIT REACH
  • The first outlet was inaugurated on 15th November 2015 at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.
  •  Over the last 3 years, there are 136 AMRIT outlets across 22 states in India.
AMRIT IMPACT (AS ON 31'st AUGUST 2018)
  • Total Maximum Retail Price Value Total Sale value -773 crores 
  • Total Saving to the patients  -446.89 crores INR
  • Total number of patients serviced -88.43 lakhs INR
 AMRIT PERFORMANCE
  • Number of states/ union territories covered :22
  • Number of outlets : 139
  • Number of outlets in Central Govt. Institutions : 29
  • Number of outlets in State Govt. : 106
  • Stand - alone outlets :01
 BENEFITS FOR COMMON MAN
  • Availability of generic and lifesaving branded drugs under one roof reduces pre­scription bouncing .
  • Patients need not go to private chemists who charge on Maximum Retail Price.
  • Rates offered for all types of drugs and surgical disposables are highly economical and savings of upto 60% to the patients.
  • In case of short supply of Essential Drugs from the free dispensing pharmacies, hospitals do local purchases from the approved vendors on a higher cost. AMRIT supplies these items at much lower rates.
  • AMRIT reflects Govt. of India’s strong commitment to reduce the cost of treatment which benefits lakhs of patients.
AMRIT OUTLET
  • Proven, Scalable and Replicable model.
  • Retail outlets are opened in partnership with both Central Govt. and State Govt. medical institutions.
  • Caters to both Cash and Credit customers
  • Working 9.30 AM to 6.30 PM during week days or 24x7 or during timings con­venient as required by the Partner Institution/officials.
  • Holidays as applicable to the institution or directed by the state government would be declared a holiday for AMRIT Pharmacy also
MEDICINES/ITEMS AT AMRIT
  • Category of items dispensed at AMRIT include:
    • Medicines
    • Implants
    • Surgical
    • Ophthalmic products

List of AMRIT Pharmacies AMRIT medicines list and price