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Railways' multipurpose stalls to sell generic low-cost medicine at stations

Three chemist stalls are operational - all of them in Mumbai - one each at Churchgate, Mumbai Central and Andheri Railway stations

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Railway Board  |  Lok Sabha  |  Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 



Indian Railways
Indian Railways

Railways' multi purpose stalls (MPS) at stations could soon stock generic low-cost medicines, the has decided, the government informed Parliament on Thursday.

In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain said at present, three chemist stalls are operational - all of them in Mumbai - one each at Churchgate, Mumbai Central and Andheri Railway stations.

" has decided that a policy provision will be made that existing Multi Purpose Stalls (MPS) at railway stations may be authorized to stock generic low-cost medicines also in accordance with the (PMBJP) scheme," he said.
 

Gohain said that under the existing Multi Purpose Stall (MPS) policy, in order to have single outlet/stall at platforms for non-catering items required during travelling, it has been decided such stalls wherein items permitted for sale are miscellaneous items, books/magazines/news paper, chemist stall items-OTC (over the counter) medicines and non-pharmacy items viz.dry/spray milk powder and other such items.
 

In the MPS policy, retailers/individuals/self help groups (SHGs)/registered sole proprietorship firms or a partnership firm/company, incorporated under Partnership Act 1932/ Companies Act 1956 amended from time to time are eligible to participate in the bidding process, he said.


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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:28 IST

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