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  • 30 March, 2023

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Jan Aushadhi Diwas

Jan Aushadhi Diwas


  • Janaushadhi Diwas, with the subject "Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi," had been held from March 1 to March 7, 2022.
  • The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI) will mark the 4th Jan Aushadhi Diwas by planning a week of festivities across the nation in all States and UTs.
  • This will raise awareness of the value of generic medications and the advantages of the Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana.
  • It is observed to spread knowledge about the use of generic medications, the Advantages of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana, and its key characteristics and accomplishments.
  • The advantages of Jan Aushadhi Kendras for the improvement of the populace are promoted by Jan Aushadhi Mitra.

About Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJPK)

  • The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers' Department of Pharmaceuticals has launched it, Via unique Kendras called Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra, the Plan seeks to offer consumers high-quality medications at reasonable costs.
  • It was first introduced in 2008 as "Jan Aushadhi Medical Store" before being reintroduced as "Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana" in 2015. (PMJAY).
  • The Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was given a new name in 2016.
  • As of the end of the year in 2023, there were 9082 stores
  • of the 764radhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in functioning.
  • districts in the nation, 743 have been covered by the PMBJP.radhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in functioning.

Steps to Focus:

  • The programme guarantees that everyone in the nation may easily get inexpensive medicine.

By the end of March 2025, the Government want to have 10,500 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) in functioning.

Source: Indian Express

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