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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.


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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