Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha organised today, on the second day of Janaushadhi Diwas week celebrations

New Delhi: On the second day of Janaushadhi Diwas Week today, BPPI, Jan Aushadhi Mitra and Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners collaborated with doctors, hospitals, clinics and other stakeholders to host Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha. During this Paricharcha, doctors and other stakeholders were informed about the salient features and objectives of PMBJP. They were also informed that BPPI procures medicines only from World Health Organization – Good Manufacturing Practices (WHO-GMP) certified suppliers for ensuring the quality of the products. Apart from this, each batch of drug is tested at laboratories accredited by ‘National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories’ (NABL). Only after passing the quality tests, the medicines are dispatched to PMBJP Kendras.

Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is celebrating 3rd Janaushadhi Diwas on 7thMarch, 2021 with the theme of “Sevabhi – Rozgar bhi”. BPPI started celebrating Jan Aushadhi Diwas week from 1st March by conducting various activities like Health Check up Camps, Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha, Teach Them Young, Suvidha se Samman, etc., across the country.

Celebrations began yesterday on 1st March 2021, wherein Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners hosted Health Check-up Camps that provided Blood Pressure Check-up, Sugar level Check-up, free doctor consultation, free medicine distribution, etc. More than 2000 health checkup camps at different places were organized, across the country.

There are over 7480 functional Jan Aushadhi kendras across the country. As on date, Jan Aushadhi kendras are functional in all districts of the country. Moreover, medicines under PMBJP are priced on the principle of a maximum of 50% of the average price of top three branded medicines. Therefore, the cost of the Jan Aushadhi medicines is cheaper by 50% to 90% of average market price. PMBJP has drastically brought down the prices of quality medicines and ensured their availability within the reach of large section of population, especially the poor.