The Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers has shared that there are now 9998 Janaushadhi Kendras actively helping people all over the country as of October 31, 2023, playing a crucial role in providing affordable and quality medicines to communities, making healthcare more accessible for everyone.
The ministry stated that the product basket of the PMBJP comprises 1965 drugs and 293 surgical equipment, which are sold at retail shops at 50% to 90% cheaper than branded medicines.
It may be noted that Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana is also participating in the 42nd Indian International Trade Fair.
As a part of this trade fair, a demonstration stall has been set up by the Bharatiya Janaushadhi Project in Hall No. 5 (Stall No. 8B), where the general public is being made aware of the features of this public utility project. Through this stall, information is given to the general public about the cheap and high-quality medicines of Jan Aushadhi.
The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, to make quality generic medications affordable for all. This plan establishes dedicated shops called Janaushadhi Kendras to provide generic pharmaceuticals.
The government has adopted a franchisee-like model and individual entrepreneurs to apply for establishing and running PMBJP Kendra.