Under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PM-BJP), approximately 6300 Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been established to provide quality-generic medicines. Launched in 2015 by the department of pharmaceuticals of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers; Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana aims to provide affordable healthcare to all.
Overview of Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
|Name||Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana|
|Also known as||PMBJP|
|Launch year||1 July 2015|
|Launched by||PM Narendra Modi|
|Nodal Ministry||Department of Pharmaceuticals,|
|Sector||Central sector scheme|
Objective and Benefits of Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
The scheme aims at educating the masses about generic medicines and that high prices are not always synonymous with high quality. It intends to cover all therapeutic groups and create demand for generic medicines through medical practitioners.
Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI)