(The Gist of PIB) Jan aushadhi Diwas  [MARCH-2020]


(The Gist of PIB) Jan aushadhi Diwas

 [MARCH-2020]

Jan aushadhi Diwas

  • Jan aushadhiDiwas will be celebrated on 7th march 2020. Prime minister Shri Narendra Modi will interact with owners of selected Jan aushadhiKendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Jana AushadhiPariyojna-PMBJP through a video conference from New Delhi.

Key highlights:

  • The Jan aushadhi Divas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines. The day will also highlight the initiative undertaken by the Government in the direction of making quality healthcare for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJY, etc.
  • The Pradhan Mantri Jan AushadhiPariyojna was launched by the Prime Minister with an objective of making high-quality medicines available to all at affordable prices, especially to the poor and underprivileged, through exclusive outlets of Jan Aushadhi Medical Stores.

About:

  • Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana” is a noble initiative by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India which is now making an impact on the masses in its endeavor to provide quality medicines at an affordable price.
  • Jan aushadhi Kendra is considered as the biggest retail pharmacy chain in the world with around 6200 outlets in 700 districts.

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