HLL Pharmacy, Opticals Inaugurated at Alappuzha Medical College

Alappuzha: Kerala Minister for Public Works G Sudhakaran hailed the efforts of HLL Lifecare Ltd. in providing affordable life-saving drugs and medical equipment to needy patients as he inaugurated the new HLL Pharmacy & Surgicals and HLL Opticals outlet at the Alappuzha Government TD Medical College the other day.

The store is the 12th to be opened in Kerala as part of a chain under a pioneering joint venture of the Central PSU HLL and the Kerala Government.

”The high cost of medicines and medical equipment has been a point of discussion in Kerala. Moreover, government medical colleges are showing their unprofessionalism by guiding patients to private hospitals. However, the efforts of HLL have been bringing about changes in the medical industry by making it more professional,” said the Minister in his inaugural address.

HLL Pharmacy & Surgicals offers surgical implants and other products like medicines, disposables, stents and pacemakers at 10 to 40 per cent discounts. HLL Opticals provides lenses and frames at 10 to 40 per cent lower than market rates. In addition to subsidised services for the needy, the centre also provides cashless services to Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) cardholders.

G Venugopal, President,  Alappuzha District Panchayat presided over the event and Dr. Babu Thomas, Director (Marketing), HLL delivered the welcome address.

“When the private labs charged hefty rates on the patients for scanning and other services, HLL Lifecare Limited came up with Hindlabs. This made the services more affordable for patients. And this has prompted the private labs to cut the rates. HLL aims to deliver reliable, affordable and quality health solutions to the needy and the less privileged,” said Dr. Babu Thomas.

E A Subramaniam, Director (Technical and Operations), HLL and Dr. N Sreedevi, Principal, Medical College, among others, spoke on the occasion.

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