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Jan Aushadhi Diwas week to be observed from 1st March to 7th March 2022

Theme of 4th Janaushadhi Diwas: “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”

Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), under the aegis of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, is going to celebrate their 4th Jan Aushadhi Diwas by organizing weeklong celebrations at different locations across the country covering all States/UTs. This will generate awareness about the usages of generic medicines and the benefits of Janaushadhi Pariyojana.

Various events during the week-long celebrations will be conducted with close coordination of PMBJKs owners, Beneficiaries, State/UT officials, Public Representatives, Doctors, Health Workers, Nurses, Pharmacists, Jan Aushadhi Mitra and other stakeholders to discuss the Scheme, its salient features and achievements. All the activities will be organized within the spirit of “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” and several events have been planned at 75 locations.

The events have been planned in different cities starting from 1st of March 2022 to 7th March 2022, which will focus on awareness about the Jan Aushadhi Scheme, Seminars, participation of children, women and NGOs, Heritage walks and Health walks and many other activities. Day wise activities planned to be held across the country are as under:

Sl. No.DateActivity AushadhiSankalpPadyatra Shakti Samman / Swabhiman Aushadhi Bal Mitra Aushadhi Jan Jagran Abhiyan Jan AushadhiMitra Bane Aushadhi Jan Arogya Mela (Health Checkup camps) Aushadhi Diwas

The main event of “Jan Aushadhi Diwas” will be held on 7th March 2022 (Monday) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.  Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Dr Mansukh Mandaviya and Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Bhagwant Khuba will grace the event.

With an objective of making quality generic medicines available at affordable prices to all, Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India in November 2008.

As of 31st January 2022, the number of stores has increased to 8,675. Under the PMBJP, all 739 districts of the nation have been covered. The scheme ensures easy reach of affordable medicine to the people in every nook and corner of the country. The Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to 10,500 by the end of March 2025.

The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1451 drugs and 240 surgical instruments. Further, new medicines and nutraceuticals products like protein powder, malt-based food supplements, protein bar, immunity bar, sanitiser, masks, glucometer, oximeter, etc. have been launched. At present three IT-enabled warehouses of PMBJP are functional at Gurugram, Chennai & Guwahati and the fourth one is ready to start operations at Surat. Further, 39 distributors have been appointed across the country to support the supply of medicines to remote and rural areas.

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