Community Development Medical Unit

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Community Development Medicinal Unit (CDMU) West Bengal, is an independent not-for-profit health care organization that has been facilitating access to essential medicines ever since its inception in 1984. It runs a project for supply of quality assured essential primary care medicines at affordable price to around 645 voluntary organizations and tea gardens providing free or subsidized health care to marginalized sections of the community. . A team of experts forms a Pharmaceutical Selection Committee and centrally selects and updates CDMU's medicine list in conformity to the WHO and India Essential Drug List as well as selects suppliers every year after reviewing quotations submitted by various medicine companies. Medicines are purchased in bulk directly from the manufacturers and can therefore be supplied to member organizations at prices substantially lower than in the open market.

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