Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP): 1000 PMBJP Kendras Opened in Uttar Pradesh (Download PDF)

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Aim of the scheme is to make quality medicines available at affordable prices for all, particularly the poor and disadvantaged, through exclusive outlets “Jan Aushadhi Medical Store” to reduce out of pocket expenses in healthcare.

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana
  • Providing Quality Medicines at Affordable Prices to poor and marginalized sections of society is Government՚s priority
  • Drugs available under this scheme meet the highest quality benchmarks
  • Made available by the Government at costs much less than branded counterparts.
  • Cardiac stent costs reduced by almost 85 to benefit poor patients.
  • More than 600 medicines and 150 surgical and other medical items being made available at affordable rates at Janaushadhi Kendras opened across the country.
  • Number of medicines to soon be increased to 1000
  • Government also giving financial assistance of up to ₹ 2,50, 000 for opening the Kendra.
  • 1000 stores will be opened in government hospitals and community health centres
  • There is also a website of the PMBJP Scheme for the States to aid with location of the Janaushadhi Kendras, availability of medicines and their prices in real time.

What is BPPI?

A Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) established on the 1st of December 2008 comprises of all the Pharma CPSUs under the Department of Pharmaceuticals for effective collaboration and cooperation in among these organizations.

  • Bureau works as separate and independent unincorporated entity from Gurgaon
  • Registered as an independent society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860

Functions of BPPI

  • Coordinates with States to open Jan Aushadhi stores
  • Monitor Jan Aushadhi stores with the help of other CPSUs.
  • Co-ordinate marketing of the generic drugs through the Jan Aushadhi stores.
  • Co-ordinate supply of medicines in the state from their own plants, other pharma psus of central & state governments and private sector.
  • Coordinate with hospitals in preparation of formulary.
  • Fixes maximum retail prices in consultation with NPPA for the medicines manufactured by the CPSUs for Jan Aushadhi supply
  • Suggest common super stockiest to ensure a proper supply chain mechanism.
  • Provide medicines as per rates decided in the joint forum or core committee.
  • Follows provisions of GFR, 2005, the CVC guidelines, and instructions from the Department of Pharmaceuticals.

- Published/Last Modified on: August 28, 2017

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