The State Government of Jammu and Kashmir on 6 May 2013 decided to set up the J&K Medical Supplies Corporation. The decision was made to do away the existing purchase committee in place for procurement of drugs in the state run hospitals.
The decision was made in a high level meeting chaired by the Chief Minister of State, Omar Abudullah at Srinagar. At present the Government has decided that the Corporation will function on the pattern of the Tamil Nadu Corporation. Chief Minister of the state will be the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Corporation.