The primary activities of the Depot are to procure, store and supply various medical stores to the indentors / consignees primarily located in the southern region of India. There are various indentors like CGHS, Paramilitary Forces, CISF, BSF, Labour Welfare Commissioner, JIPMER, A&N Islands, Port Trust Hospital, Chennai to whom Depot are supplying medicines throughout the year against their firm demand.
Apart from supplies to the Indentors, various Programme stores are also handled by this Depot and supplies are made to the various states for effective implementation of Government of India Programmes like UIP, NLEP, NVBDCP, ATB and Family Welfare Programme. This Depot also receives and stores various vaccines and equipments from abroad through UNICEF and WHO.
Apart from these, this Depot also supplies stores to the suffering people in case of natural calamities like flood, drought and Tsunami. In brief, this depot is playing a crucial role for safeguarding the health of the people of India.