PM Jan Aushadhi Kendra By March 2024: Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PM Jan Aushadhi Kendra – PMBJK) was started in the country in 2017 by the Aushadhi Department under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers of the Modi government. Now 10,000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras are going to be started in this program by including 743 districts out of 766 districts across the country. With its opening, very soon the common man will be able to get cheap medicines in every nook and corner of the country.
Medicines are cheaper
Generic medicines are sold at Indian Jan Aushadhi Kendra. Their cost is 50 to 90 percent less than that of branded medicines. The government has decided to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras to 10,000 by March 2024. Quality medicines are available at these centers at affordable prices.
Rs 18,000 crore will be saved
About Rs 18,000 crore has been saved in the last 8 years through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras. The government has started more than 10,000 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras covering 743 out of 766 districts across the country.
What is the preparation of the medicine department
These centers were started in November 2008 by the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras achieved the target of opening 3,000 centers in December 2017. In March 2020, the number of these centers increased to 6,000. This number has increased from 8,610 in the last financial year to 10,000 now.
1,759 medicines and 280 surgical instruments available
1,759 medicines and 280 surgical instruments are available at these centres. The government has set a target of increasing the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras to 10,000 by March 2024. Medicines and medical equipment worth Rs 893.56 crore were sold in the financial year 2021-22 through Jan Aushadhi Kendras. In this way, compared to branded medicines, it has helped the countrymen to save Rs 5,300 crore.