Centre to take Janaushadhi Scheme to Rural Areas
Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar today said that the Janaushadhi Scheme is creating a silent revolution in achieving health security by providing affordable, quality medicines to all and the Government is planning to take affordable medicines to each block of the country in near future.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi, the Minister said that the Government has made health security for all citizens its priority and this aim can only be achieved through the Janaushadhi pariyojana( Scheme).
Kumar informed that as on date, 1320 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) are functioning in the country in the 30 States/UTs, covering 426 districts, as compared to only 80 opened between 2008 and 2014. The turnover in the beginning of the scheme was around Rs. 3 crore, which would increase to around Rs. 60 crore by end of this year, he informed.