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Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya visited Jan Aushadhi Stall at the trade fair

Jan Ausahdhi exhibited demonstration stall during 42nd India International Trade Fair to spread awareness about Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Health & Family Welfare, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya visited the Jan Aushadhi stall at the trade fair today to oversee the functioning of the stall. The Minister also appreciated that this stall is providing information about the noble project of the Government of India to make accessible and affordable Health Care throughout the country.

42nd India International Trade Fair is being held from 14th to 27th November at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Being a part of this International Trade Fair, a demonstration stall has been set up by Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) in Hall No. 5 (Stall No. 8-B) where the general public is being made aware of the salient features of this noble project. Through this stall, information is being given to the public about the affordable and high-quality medicines of Jan Aushadhi.

As we all are aware with the objective of making quality generic medicines available at affordable prices to all, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. Under this scheme, dedicated outlets known as Janaushadhi Kendras are opened to provide generic medicines. As of 31st October 2023, 9998 Janaushadhi Kendras are functional across the country.

Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya visited Jan Aushadhi Stall at the trade fair
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The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1965 drugs and 293 surgical equipment which are sold at retail shops at 50% to 90% cheaper than branded medicines. PMBJP has drastically brought down the prices of more than 1965 quality medicines and made these medicines available within the reach of a large section of the population, especially the poor and patients with chronic diseases.

In the last 9 years, there has been unprecedented growth in the number of Kendras which was only 80 in 2014 and has now grown to more than 9998 Kendras in almost all districts of the country. In the financial year i.e., 2022-23, PMBI sold Jan Aushadhi Medicines worth Rs. 1236 Crore which has led to savings of approximately Rs. 7416 Cr. to the citizens. In the last 9 years, the no. of Kendras has increased by 100 times and the sales have also increased by more than 170 times. In all, during the past 9 years, total savings of approximately Rs. 23,000 crores for the citizens have been possible due to this noble scheme.

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