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Function of Central Medical Stores

Main function of Central Medical Stores is

  1. Procurement of Drugs and Dressings
  2. Storing of Drugs and Dressings
  3. Distribution of Drugs and Dressings

(1) Procurement of Drugs and Dressings :-

At present, these are being procured mainly from ESIC-CRC approved firms. Only in case of failure to get those obtained from ESIC-CRC approved firms and/or in case of items not included in ESIC-CRC list, procurement is being done from tenderers approved under Central Medical Stores of the Deptt. Of Health & F.W, Govt. of West Bengal.

(2) Storing of Drugs and Dressings :-

Procured items are being stored in CMS, as a routine; but in respect of some of the items viz:-

  1. Anti-Cancer drug
  2. Costlier Immuno-suppressive drugs etc.
  3. Dressing Materials like Gauze / Bandage etc.

Direct supply at ESI Hospitals is usually practiced. No medicine is procured without test report in respect of that particular Batch of that item; besides, random testing of drugs for approx. 10% (Ten per cent) of total supplies are being arranged from this end, as a routine, in accordance with directives of ESIC.

(3) Distribution of Drugs and Dressings:-

Drugs and Dressings, so procured, are being supplied to peripheral consuming units viz:-

  1. ESI Hospitals
  2. Service Dispensaries (S.Ds)
  3. Rajya Bima Ousadhalayas (RBOs)

of this state on the basis of monthly indent submitted from those units.

Plan for future development

In future, it has been planned to convert all the RBOs into Service Dispensaries so as to facilitate better patient-care services.

Sl. No. Name of RBOs Address
1. Lake Depot CSTC Depot, Dr. Dewdar Rahaman Road, Kolkata 700 033
2. Shibpore CSTC Howrah Depot, 12, Probodh Banerjee Road, Howrah - 1
3. Bauria Borikhali, Bauria, Howrah
4. Uttarpara 9B, G. T. Road, Bhadrakali, Hooghly
5. Chandernagar Barasat Tematha Super Market, Swapna Bazar, Chandernagar, Hooghly
6. Belgharia CSTC, Belgharia Depot, 5, Nilganj Road, Belgharia, North 24 Pgs
7. Garden Reach J-252/1, Paharpore Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata 700 024
8. Halisahar Ghosh Para Road, Baidyapara, Halisahar, North 24 Pgs.