Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment (AMRIT) Program

Ministry : Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Aims to reduce the expenditure incurred by patients on treatment of cancer and heart diseases
  • To open AMRIT outlets which would sell medicines and equipment at affordable prices
  • To open in all central government hospitals
  • Its intended beneficiaries are patients suffering from cancer and heart diseases (non-communicable diseases).
  • The project is implemented by government-owned HLL Lifecare Ltd (HLL) which is deputed to establish and run AMRIT chain of pharmacies across the country.
  • These drugs and implants under the scheme will be sold based upon authentic prescriptions from doctors.
  • At the AMRIT outlets, 202 cancer and 186 cardio-vascular drugs will be available at reduced rate of 60 to 90% compared to market rates.

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