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Thrissur: Kerala Agriculture Minister V S Sunilkumar opened the 13th HLL Pharmacy and Surgicals in the State at Government Medical College here the other day. He also opened the HLL Opticals outlet on the occsion .

HLL Pharmacy and Surgicals and HLL Opticals are part of a chain under a pioneering joint venture of the Central PSU HLL and the Kerala Government.

”HLL is on a mission to reduce the exploitation existing in the healthcare sector. The government should intervene to remove the wholesale dealers from the medicine supply chain. This will make the medicines more affordable,” said the Minister during his inaugural address.

HLL Pharmacy and 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.

Presiding over the event, Anil Akkara MLA said, “It is a known fact that a particular medicine can have different rates in different shops. Providing medicines to the people at affordable rates is the need of time and HLL has come up with a great initiative in this regard.”

Dr. Babu Thomas, Director (Marketing), HLL; E A Subramaniam, Director (Technical and Operations), HLL;  Dr. M K Ajayakumar, Principal, Medical College and Dr. C P Murali, RMO were among those who spoke on the occasion.