Cen­tre to take Janaushadhi Scheme to Ru­ral Ar­eas

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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.

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