Pradhanmantri Bhartiya Jan aushadhi Kendras (PMBJAK), which provides quality generic medicines at affordable prices, achieved a record sales of Rs. 52 crore in April despite problems in procurement & logistics due to COVID-19 lockdown.
The sale in April witnessed a huge spike as compared to a turnover of Rs 17 crore in April 2019.
The government said, “This led to total savings of approximately 300 crore rupees of common citizens as Jan aushdhi Kendra’s medicines are cheaper by 50 to 90 percent of the average market price.”
Union Ministers of Chemicals and Fertilizers, DVSadananda Gowda and MoS Chemicals & Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya congratulated the Janaushadhi store operators for achieving the milestone and for their tireless work.
Gowda has ensured that his ministry through Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) is committed to ensure uninterrupted availability of affordable medicines to people of the country.
Sachin Kumar Singh, CEO of Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), the implementing agency of PMBJP, said that BPPI has developed ‘Jan aushadhi Sugam Mobile App’ to help people to locate their nearest Jan aushadhi Kendras and to know the availability of affordable generic medicine along with price information.
Over 3.25 lakh people are using this App.
Currently, more than 6,300 PMJAKs are functioning across the nation covering 726 districts.