Record sale of generic medicines at INR 484 crore in FY 2020-21

The figure which is 60% higher than the corresponding figures of the previous financial year, has led to savings of approximately INR 3000 crore to the citizens of this country

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New Delhi: In the financial year 2020-2021 (up to 12th January 2021), sales worth INR 484 Crore were recorded at the 7,064 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras across all districts of the country selling quality generic medicines. This figure which is 60% higher than the corresponding figures of the previous financial year, has led to savings of approx. INR 3000 Cr. to the citizens of this country. This was announced by the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Sadananda Gowda.
In the financial year 2019-2020, the Government of India grant for the Jan Aushadi Kendras was INR 35.51 Crore while savings to citizens were INR 2,600 Crore. Thus, every one rupee spent by Government has led to savings of INR 74 to the citizens. It has a multiplicative effect, said Gowda.
The Minister also announced that further, stepping forward towards empowering women all around the country, to date more than 10 Crore Jan Aushadhi ”Suvidha” sanitary pads have been sold at INR 01 each. The purchase order for Jan Aushadhi ”Suvidha” sanitary pads worth INR 3.6 crore has been placed in December 2020. Tender for INR 30 crores Jan Aushadhi ”Suvidha” sanitary pads has also been finalized.
Speaking specially about Karnataka, Gowda said that at present, 788 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras in Karnataka are serving the citizens by providing them affordable, high-quality generic medicines. Karnataka aims to achieve the target of opening a total of 800 PMBJK by March 2021 in the state.
Making a unique breakthrough in the healthcare sector with its wide range of medicine, the PMBJP Kendras in Karnataka aims to achieve sales worth INR 125 Crore by March 2021.