Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY)

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Overview: Department of Pharmaceuticals has taken a initiative step by launching “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana”. Accordingly “ensuring availability of quality medicines at affordable prices to all has been a key objective of the Government – thereby reducing the unit cost of treatment per person, more specifically for persons suffering from chronic ailments and To create awareness among people about the efficacy of the generic drugs.
About Generic Medicines:

Generic medicines are unbranded medicines which are identical or bio equivalent to the branded ones and have the same efficacy in terms of therapeutic value to its branded equivalent. These medicines are available at a much cheaper price than the branded medicines.
Who can open Jan Aushadhi stores?

Non-governmental organizations, charitable institutions, private hospitals, reputed professional organizations and self help groups can open new Jan Aushadhi stores and should not be employed at any other place have a  financial capacity with available space. Around 182 Jan Aushadhi stores have been opened and out of which 111 are oprerational as of july 2015 in 16 states/UTs like Punjab, Haryana, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand. One-time assistance of Rs.2 lakh for establishment and one time start up cost of Rs. 50,000 is paid to the operating agency of each outlet as government assistance.
Number of medicines covered under this scheme:

At present 361 medicines are covered by Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana and the government proposes to increase it to 500. These medicines are packed in special Jan Aushadhi packs with bilingual labels stating clearly the generic name of the drug.
Constraints:

  • Lack  of awareness among the public
  • Over dependence on support from state government.
  • Poor supply chain management

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