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PM Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana

Date: 10 March 2021 Tags: Health

Issue

Prime Minister Modi has inaugurated a new Jan Aushadhi Kendra in Meghalaya and emphasised its importance on lives of people.

 

Details

  • The scheme aims to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to poor sections of the society. These medicines include generic varieties.

  • It tries to bring down health care budget of every individual by providing them access to generic medicines that have same efficacy but cheaper than conventional ones.

  • The scheme is implemented by Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI). BBPI comes under control of Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.

  • State governments, pharmacists, NGOs, charitable hospitals, state governments, private hospitals etc are eligible to apply for setting up Jan Aushadhi Kendras.

 

Mission

  • Creating awareness regarding generic medicines

  • Assuring public that quality need not be synonymous with prices.

  • Creating demand for generic medicines through medicinal practitioners.

 

Significance

  • Poor sections will not be burdened by higher cost of life saving drugs.

  • Generic companies can expand their business and turn profitable.

  • Families no longer will face heath related poverty as important components will be available at lower prices.