PM interacts with beneficiaries of Jan Aushadhi Yojana

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PM interacts with beneficiaries of Jan Aushadhi Yojana

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday interacted with Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners and beneficiaries of the scheme today via video conferencing. Jan Aushadhi week is being celebrated across the country from 1st March to generate awareness about the usage of generic medicines and the benefits of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana. The theme of this event is "Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi." union Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya was among those present on the occasion.

Interacting with the beneficiary from Patna, Bhubaneswar, Surat, Raipur and many more, the Prime Minister asked them how they came to know about the Jan Aushadhi medicines. He also enquired about the quality of the medicines. They all replied that they have been benefited greatly from the medicines and are able to get monthly medicines at 90% less cost.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said Jan Aushadhi Kendras are centres for medicine for the body, they also reduce the anxiety of the mind and they are also centres of relief to the people by saving their money. The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that such benefits are accruing to all segments of people and in all parts of the country. He also noted the success of the 1 rupee sanitary napkin. The sale of 21 crore sanitary napkins shows that Jan Aushadhi Kendras have made the lives of women easy all over the country.

The Prime Minister said as of now more than 8,500 Jan Aushadhi Kendras have been opened in the country. These centres are now becoming solution centres for the common man and not just another government store. He said that the government has also controlled the price of more than 800 medicines required for the treatment of diseases like cancer, tuberculosis, diabetes, heart disease. The government has also ensured that the cost of stunting and knee implants is also kept under control. 

PM Modi informed that a few days back, the government has taken another big decision, which will benefit the poor and middle-class children. "We have decided that half the seats in private medical colleges will be charged at par with government medical colleges," he informed.