The much-awaited 250-bed hospital at the PGI is likely to become operational in June 2018. This was revealed by Amitabh Avasthi, deputy director (administration), PGIMER.
According to a report in The Pioneer, when asked why rates of some medicines were high in the emergency area of the premier institute, Avasthi said, “whenever we give shops to a private bidder, it has to be on the basis of an open tender, once it is based on that open tender, the rates so quoted are to be honoured, that is how the process works.”
Stating that all these aspects are available in the public domain, Avasthi added: “We were thinking to have perhaps more AMRIT affordable medicines shops in trauma centre area and the emergency area, but it was halted briefly because our own pharmacy is coming up in this area only.”
He further said that as far as the emergency area is concerned, they are going to take a step so that patients get medicines at cheaper rates. On the progress of PGIs in-house pharmacy goes, Avasthi said, “all the things are tied up except for the fact that we have to have a warehouse at a place which has been identified and that tender is being very shortly floated.”
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