HLL Lifecare Pharmacy, Surgical, Optical Retail Centres at Alappuzha

Alappuzha: HLL Lifecare Limited (HLL) will open its 12th HLL Pharmacy & Surgicals and HLL Opticals — a unique joint venture of HLL and the Kerala Government, at the Alappuzha Government TD Medical College on Saturday.

Minister for Public Works Department and Registration G Sudhakaran will inaugurate the facilities at 4 pm at a function, which is to be presided over by HLL CMD RP Khandelwal.

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

Alappuzha District Panchayath President G Venugopal, HLL Director (Marketing) Dr Babu Thomas, HLL Director (Technical and Operations) E A Subramaniam, Medical College Principal Dr N Sreedevi and other local and political representatives will attend the function.

The first centre of HLL Pharmacy & Surgicals started functioning at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College in October 2011.

HLL, a ‘mini Ratna’ PSU of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, plans to launch similar centre in Thrissur on March 20.