HLL Lifecare Limited opens its first AMRIT Pharmacy in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram : Stepping up its efforts to provide medical services at affordable costs to the people, HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) has opened two of its ventures in the capital city for the first time an AMRIT outlet and a Hindlabs blood donation centre.
HLL Chairman and Managing Director R P Khandelwal, inaugurated AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) outlet in Pulayanarkotta, and Hindlabs' blood donation centre near General Hospital junction.
"AMRIT pharmacy at Pulayanarkotta offers 10 per cent to 40 per cent discount from the MRP for all items it provides, including medicines (branded and generic), surgical consumables, cosmetics, baby food, skin care products, medical devices and instruments:, Khandelwal said.
"The primary goal of AMRIT is to make available and accessible, at very affordable rates, all drugs, implants, surgical disposables that are not dispensed free of cost by hospitals', he added.
AMRIT is at Kottamukku at Pulayanarkotta, which is also near the Chest Hospital, Institute of Diabetology, Indian Air Force camp, Akkulam factory and HLL Research and Development.
A flagship programme of the Health Ministry that has completed its first year, AMRIT is being implemented through HLL, which has been setting up pharmacies at major Government hospitals across the country to dispense the medicines.
Similarly, HLL has opened a Hindlabs Diagnostics Centre and Specialty Clinic in the city to provide quality healthcare and diagnostic facilities at affordable costs, particularly to the poorer sections of society.
In order to expand its diagnostic services, Hindlabs, located at TRIDA Sopanam Complex near the Medical College, has set up a blood collection centre near the General Hospital junction that will function from 8 AM to 4 PM.
"HLL has started diagnostic clinics in other states, but the outpatient unit at the specialty clinic is first of its kind in Thiruvananthapuram.
Hindlabs offers consultation in the morning and evening by doctors specialized in various fields such as General Medicine, diabetology, ENT, gastroenterology, gynaecology and paediatrics', Khandelwal said.
Hindlabs also provides diagnostics in various fields, including clinical biochemistry, clinical pathology, microbiology and molecular biology.
They also provide echo cardiography, digital X-ray, TMT (treadmill test), pulmonary function tests (PFT), and ultrasound scanning facilities.