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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

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  • October 7, 2021
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Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

Part of: GS-Prelims and Mains GS-II: Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

In News: Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has completed the target of opening of 8,300 Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs), thus achieving the target of FY 2021-22 in just 6 months.

  • All the districts of the country have been covered under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP). 
  • Effective IT-enabled logistics and supply-chain systems for ensuring real-time distribution of medicines at all outlets have also been introduced.
  • Product basket of PMBJP presently comprises 1,451 drugs and 240 surgical instruments. Further, new medicines and nutraceutical products like glucometer, protein powder, malt-based food supplements, protein bar, immunity bar, etc. have been launched.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) 

  • It is being run by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India 
  • 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.
  • Janaushadhi Sugam a mobile application for Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) facilitates the public by providing a digital platform at the tip of their fingers.

News Source: PIB

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