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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

  • Under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana, the third Jan Aushadhi Day celebrations started from 1 March 2021, which will run till 7.
  • On this occasion, various activities like health checkup Camp, Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha, Jan Aushadhikasath are being organised in the country.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana

  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Project (PMBJP) is a scheme launched by the Pharmaceutical Department of the Government of India, which aims to provide affordable but quality medicines to the public through PMBJP centers.
  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Project (PMBJP) has been started by the Department of Pharmaceuticals functioning under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
  • Its goal is to provide affordable and quality medicines to the people of the country, through the ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra’.
  • It is known that to provide generic medicines, several distribution centers have been set up under this scheme, which is called the Prime Minister’s Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
  • These Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been set up to provide generic medicines equivalent to expensive branded medicines in quality and efficacy at low cost.
  • Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India – BPPI has been the implementing agency for this scheme. It is established by the Pharmaceutical Department of the Central Government.
  • Government of India is revolutionizing the face of healthcare system through notable schemes like PMBJP that have been providing over 900 quality generic-medicines and 154 surgical equipment & consumable at affordable prices for every citizen of the nation.

Role of Jan aushadhi Kendra:

  • 5,050 Jan Aushadhi Kendra have been opened in 652 districts in the country.10-15 lakhs are being benefited daily from these centers. It is to be known that in the last three years, the consumption of generic drugs in the market has increased from 2% to 7%, which is now triple.
  • Due to Jan Aushadhi medicines, the expenses of patients suffering from life-threatening diseases have reduced significantly. These medicines are 50 to 90 percent cheaper than the market price.

Source – PIB

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