10000 Janaushadi Kendras by end of 2023: Mandaviya

Bhubaneswar, Jan 09 (ANI): Union Health and Chemicals & Fertilizers Minister Mansukh Mandaviya with the beneficiaries during his visit to Janaushadhi store, Baramunda, in Bhubaneswar on Sunday. (ANI Photo)

Government aims to achieve 10,000 Janaushadhi Kendras in a Country by end of the year, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Department of Pharmaceuticals Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said.
“As on January 31 this year, the number of stores increased to 9082. Under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), 743 districts of the nation have been covered,” the ministry said. “The Government has set a target to increase the number of Kendras to 10,000 by the end of December 2023,” it added.
This scheme ensures the easy reach of affordable medicine to the people in every nook and corner of the country.
The Government has set a target to increase the number of PMBJKs to 10,000 by the end of December 2023. The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1,759 drugs and 280 surgical instruments. Further, new medicines and nutraceutical products like protein powder, malt-based food supplements, protein bars, immunity bars, sanitisers, masks, glucometers, oximeters, etc., have also been launched, the statement further said.
According to the ministry, Medicines available under PMBJP are priced 50 pc-90 pc less than that branded prices. During the financial year (2021-22), PMBJP has achieved sales of Rs 893.56 crores (at MRP). This has led to savings of approximately Rs 5,360 crores for the common citizens of the country.
Department of Pharmaceuticals is celebrating the fifth ‘Jan Aushadhi Diwas’ on 7 March and events have been planned in different cities across the country, starting from 1 March, to raise awareness about the Jan Aushadhi Scheme.