DMK govt plans to close Amma Pharmacies: Palaniswami (Ld) – Chennai News

AIADMK’s Joint Coordinator Palaniswami additionally puzzled “what the two expert committees set up by the DMK government to improve the state’s economy and to take a look at ways to mobilise additional funds are doing”.

Citing reviews in regards to the “Stalin’s government’s plans” to close down the Amma Pharmacy shops, Palaniswami mentioned the federal government ought to drop its proposed transfer to allow non-public shops to rake in enormous earnings.

Refuting Palaniswami’s allegations, the federal government mentioned the variety of Amma Pharmacies have gone up from 126 to 131 after the brand new authorities got here to energy.

The Cooperative Department has been operating 305 pharmaceutical shops, of which 131 are Amma Pharmacies and the remainder 174 are Cooperative Medical Stores, the federal government mentioned.

Chief Minister M.Okay. Stalin had himself made a price range announcement that within the 5 years, extra 300 pharmacy shops will likely be opened throughout the State on the price of 60 per yr, the federal government mentioned.

According to the federal government, motion is being taken to begin 75 new pharmacies within the present yr, as in opposition to the goal of 60.

The 131 Amma Pharmacies have offered medicines to the tune of Rs 44.88 crore within the present fiscal (up to 31.10.2021).

Similarly, all of the 174 Cooperative Medical Shops have offered medicines value of Rs 48.21 crore.

Put collectively, all of the 305 Cooperative pharmacies have so for did a enterprise to the tune of Rs 93.09 crore.

Moreover, steps are being taken by the Cooperative Department to go for centralised procurement by which it has been determined to improve the gross sales additional as well as to profit hundreds of poor folks.

According to Palaniswami, the DMK authorities is shutting down the folks welfare measures of the earlier AIADMK authorities just like the Amma Canteen, promoting meals at subsidised charges, Amma Mineral Water (1 litre bottle offered at Rs 10), Amma Cement and others.

He mentioned the DMK authorities shut down the gross sales of Amma Cement priced at about Rs 190 – 216 per bag and launched the Valimai model at about Rs 350/bag.

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