Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)

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Overview:

According to the Union Health Minister Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana has significantly reduced patients’ out-of-pocket expenditure.

About Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP):

  • Objective:
    • To make available quality medicines, consumables and surgical items at affordable prices for all and reduce out of pocket expenditure of consumers/patients.
    • To popularize generic medicines among the masses and eliminate the notion that low priced generic medicines are of inferior quality or are less effective.
    • Generate employment by engaging individual entrepreneurs in the opening of JanaushadhiKendras.
  • Implementing Agency:
    • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI) is the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
    • PMBI was established in December, 2008 under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India. 
  • History:
    • Jan Aushadhi Scheme was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in 2008 across the country.
    • In 2015, the Jan Aushadhi Scheme was revamped as Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY).
    • In 2016, it was again renamed as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).

 


Source : All India Radio