Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday launched ten ‘Amma’ Pharmacies at eight locations in Tamil Nadu — Chennai, Erode, Salem, Cuddalore, Erode, Madurai, Sivaganga and Virudhunagar — through video-conferencing from the Secretariat here.
Set up a cost of Rs 1 crore, the pharmacies will sell “quality medicines at fair prices” in line with directives from Jayalalithaa, a state government press release said.
The pharmacies are a part of the ruling AIADMK slew of schemes to provide essential commodities to the states residents at subsidised rates.
While ‘Amma’ Canteens and ‘Amma’ Mineral Water have already been well received in the state, the government had also recently launched the subsidised ‘Amma Salt’ scheme. PTI