Govt. Medical Store Depot, Karnal is functioning under Medical Stores Organization which is a subordinate office of Ministry of Health & F.W., Govt. of India. The main functions and duties of the GMSDs are as under:-
- To procure and supply medicines, surgical equipments and other medical stores required by the hospitals and dispensaries etc. run by Central Govt., para-military forces and CGHS etc.
- Receipt, storage and distribution of supplies of drugs and allied stores including vaccines received from WHO, UNICEF, USAID and under the various International bodies under various agreements entered into by the Govt. of India.
- Storage and issue of stores required under various National Health & F.W. programmes including Anti-TB, Anti-Leprosy, NMEP, RCH etc. throughout the country ( 10 States i.e. Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, UT Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttranchal, Uttar Pradesh and Some part of Bihar and Madhya Pradesh so far as GMSD, Karnal is concerned).
- Meeting the emergency requirements of life saving drugs and other allied items in the country, arising out of natural calamities such as floods, Cyclones, Droughts ,Riots etc. and other National Calamities