NAMAKKAL: The Co-operative department has established a new medical store on Salem – Namakkal main road.

Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare S. Gandhiselvan declared open the store at a function held here recently. It was the first medical store established through the Co-operative department in Namakkal district. People could avail themselves of a discount of up to 12 per cent on various medicines in the store.

Later, inaugurating an Agri Clinic in Karkoodalpatti, he said that the clinic would help farmers adopt modern cultivation technologies. Farmers should utilise these services to improve the agricultural productivity, he said.