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Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra (PMJK): CoronaWarriors delivering affordable quality medicines 

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  • April 13, 2020
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Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra (PMJK): CoronaWarriors delivering affordable quality medicines 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Governance

In News:

  • Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra (PMJK) people are working as CoronaWarriors to serve the nation in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Pharmacists at Kendras are delivering quality generic medicines at affordable prices to the common citizens of the country amidst the crisis.

Important value additions:

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) 

  • It is being run by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India 
  • PMBJP is also generating awareness through informational posts on their social media platforms.
  • Vision: To bring down the healthcare budget of every citizen of India through providing “Quality generic Medicines at Affordable Prices”.
  • Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra is a medical outlet opened under the scheme which makes quality medicines available at affordable prices for all. 
  • “Jan Aushadhi Sugam” mobile app helps in locating nearest Janaushadhi Kendra and availability of medicines with its price.

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