You would have used an ATM for withdrawing money but here for the first time an ATM for the medicines has been setup by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi Government.
A mohalla clinic is now equipped with an automated medicine vending machine (AMVM) which will give medicines to the patients at reasonable rates. On Tuesday the first of kind AMVM was inaugurated at RajendraNagar Mohallah clinic.
This machine has medicines ranging from capsules to bottles. The organisation which developed this machine claims it to be a first of its kind. The best part about this machine is if you put the prescription written by the doctor it will give the same medicine. The prescription should be a computer generated one which will carry the barcode of the medicine too. The machine will match the barcode and give the medicine prescribed only to the patient.
According to the doctor this machine can store around 60-70 number of medicines comprising of Tablets, Capsules and Syrup and at the moment only the common medicines are being kept. The biggest benefit of this machine is that it does not require a helper to buy the medicine and the patient can himself take it.
The machine was inaugrated by US Agency For International Development (USAID)/India Mission Director Ambassador Jonathan Addleton and AAMC’s Project Director Dr Nutan Mundeja.
Wadhwani Initiative for Sustainable Healthcare (WISH)’s founder Sunil Wadhwani was also present. USAID and WISH together gifted this vending machine as a Scale Project. Soon nine more AAP Mohalla clinics would be equipped with this kind of machine.