Niramaya scheme was launched in May 2015. The free medicine distribution scheme was allocated Rs 500 crore to provide free medicine through Odisha State medical Corporation (OSMC).
In the first phase the government declared to provide 720 varieties of medicines. But the needy patient are not availing the medicine at the right time.
The Niramaya store is located near Outdoor Department at Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Burla. It is controlled by the central store of VSSIMSR. According to the provisions the store should avail all necessary antibiotics to medicine to the patients freely. But the poor patients are purchasing medicines from other medicines store. And the patients are paying more to the other stores. Even a saline is not available in the store of the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Niramaya store.
The VSSIMSR authority has closed their eyes for it.