The Central Medical Stores Organization (C.M.S.O) was established in 1978 under Health and Family Welfare Department. Govt. of Gujarat and was entrusted with the functions of procurement, storage, distribution of medicines surgical goods medical equipment
/ instrument and insecticides for the health care institutions under Govt. of Gujarat.
With the changes in the healthcare arena there was a felt need of developing new as well as upgrading the existing functioning and processes of CMSO, and consequently develop an institution supported with necessary infrastructure to make the system responsive
to meet the objectives of the universal health coverage. With the view to match the changing demands and pace of development in the sector, CMSO was transformed into"Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited" (GMSCL) as an autonomous body and was incorporated
under companies act,for systematic procurement, inventory management, Management information system and to infuse professional management with establishment, development and strengthening the use of information technology in medical store organization.