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Government to open 25000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras

Published on August 16, 2023
Current Context: The government’s initiative to open 25000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras is a commendable step to make medicines available at affordable prices for the common people.
Government to open 25000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras
  • According to the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India, the vision of the scheme is to bring down the healthcare budget of every citizen of India through providing “Quality Generic Medicines at Affordable Prices”.
  • The Jan Aushadhi Kendras are dedicated outlets that provide generic medicines at low cost. As on 06.08.2021, 8012 Janaushadhi Kendras are functional across the country.
  • The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1451 drugs and 240 surgical items. The government has also launched a mobile app called “Jan Aushadhi Sugam” to help people locate their nearest Janaushadhi Kendra and check the availability and price of medicines.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Jan Aushadhi Kendras have given the populace, particularly the middle class, new authority.

Question:

Q.1 How many Janaushadhi Kendras are functional across the country as on 06.08.2021?
a. 5000
b. 1000
c. 8012
d. 1200
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