Union Minister of State for Home Mullappally Ramachandran will inaugurate the first Lifecare Centre of HLL Lifecare Ltd. in the Malabar region at Vadakara District Hospital on Saturday, a communication issued by HLL Lifecare Ltd. here on Friday said .

The centre, a joint venture of the central public sector unit HLL Lifecare Ltd. and the State government, will distribute high-quality surgical equipment, surgical implants, glasses, lenses, frames, and related medicines at a reasonable price.

Buyers would be able to enjoy discounts ranging from 10 to 60 per cent on the products. In view of private agencies charging different rates at different hospitals for surgical and ophthalmic equipment, the Lifecare Centre would be of help to the needy, the release said.

The HLL management said the Lifecare Centre would ensure standardisation and transparency in the marketing of products and deliver them to the common man at a reasonable price.

“The State government has given its approval for opening similar centres in all government medical colleges and district and taluk hospitals,” they said, the communication said .