Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India clocks Rs. 100 crore in sales during May, 2022

The government has set a target to increase the number of JanAushadhi Kendras to 10,000 by March 2024. More than Rs. 15,000 Crore have been saved of the general public under this Pariyojana in last 5 years

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New Delhi: With a vision to provide quality medicines at an affordable rate for the common man especially the poor, union government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to 10,000 by March 2024.
Till May 31, 2022, the number of stores has increased to 8735. Under the PMBJP, 739 districts of the country have been covered.
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People have been able to reduce their out-of-pocket expenditure on medicines with the government intervention of this noble scheme. At present, these Kendras make available more than 1600 medicines and 250 surgical devices including nutraceuticals, Ayush products and Suvidha Sanitary pads which are sold at Rs. 1/- per pad.
Under PMBJP, new applications have also been invited to cover 3579 blocks of 406 districts to provide quality generic medicines through Jan Aushadhi Kendras to every citizen of the country. Residents of small towns and blocks headquarters can now avail the opportunity to open Jan Aushadhi Kendras. The scheme provides for incentive of Rs. 5.00 lakh and special incentives of up to Rs. 2.00 lakh for various categories including women, SC/ST, Hill districts, Island districts and North-Eastern States. This will ensure easy reach of affordable medicine to the people in every nook and corner of the country.
Accordingly, PMBI has strengthened the supply chain system by setting up of four warehouses at Gurugram, Chennai, Guwahati and Surat. In addition, there is a strong distributor network of 39 distributors across India to ensure timely supplies in every part of India.