a) Procurement ,storage and supply of medicines, surgical items, medical equipment and other medical supplies/stores required by public health facilities/units across the country as a procurement unit under the Ministry.
b) Receipt, storage and distribution of supplies of drugs and allied stores including various vaccines received from WHO, UNICEF, USAID, DFID and the various international bodies under various bilateral agreements entered into by the Government of India.
c) Storage and issue of stores required under various National Programmes such as National Vector Borne Diseases Control Programme(NVBDCP), Reproductive and Child Health(RCH), Tuberculosis(TB), Leprosy, CSSM and Family Welfare under taken by MOH & FW, GOI.
d) Meeting the emergency requirements of life saving drugs and other allied items in the country, arising out of natural calamities such as floods, cyclones, drought and national calamities
e) Undertaking any such activities as directed by Government of India relating to procurement, storage and distribution of medicines, surgical items, medical equipments and related items.
f) Undertaking supply of medical stores to foreign countries as and when directed by The Govt. Of India (GOI).