From 1st to 7th March 2022 the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers will organise Janaushadhi diwas..
The 4th Jan Aushadhi Diwas is celebrated on March 7th, By the end of March 2025, the Indian Government has preoccupied the target to extend the amount of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to 10,500.
The theme of in the week 4th Jan Aushadhi Diwas’s theme is “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”. The objective of the Janaushadhi Diwas Week The objective of on is to lift awareness about the advantages of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana and therefore the usages of generic medicines.
About Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
In 2008, the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) was launched by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers with the aim to form quality generic medications available to any or all at affordable prices. This scheme also looked to boost awareness regarding the usage of generic medicine within the country.
A public programme was also started involving the govt., Private Sector, PSUs, Societies, NGOs, Co-operative Bodies, etc. As of January 2022, the quantity of stores under this scheme has increased to 8675. PMBJP includes 240 surgical instruments and 1451 drugs in its basket.
New nutraceuticals products and medicines like malt-based food supplements, protein powder, immunity bar, protein bar, masks, sanitiser, oximeter, glucometer, etc. have also been launched.
Three IT-enabled PMBJP warehouses are functional at Chennai, Gurugram, and Guwahati and a fourth one is ready to start operations at Surat.
Also, 39 distributors are assigned to assist the delivery of medicines to remote and rural locations across the country.