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Steps taken by the Government for spreading awareness about Generic Medicines

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Steps taken by the Government for spreading awareness about Generic Medicines Posted On: 17 DEC 2021 5:56P

Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers

Steps taken by the Government for spreading awareness about Generic Medicines

Posted On: 17 DEC 2021 5:56PM by PIB Delhi

As on 12.12.2021, about 8,578 PradhanMantriBhartiyaJanaushadhiKendras (PMBJKs) are functional under the PradhanMantriBhartiyaJanaushadhiPariyojana (PMBJP) covering all districts of the country. State/Union Territory-wise list of PMBJKs is enclosed as Annexure.

In order to make Janaushadhi medicines more accessible, Information Technology (IT) enabled End-to-End supply chain system with Point-of-Sale (PoS) application for value added services has been implemented under the scheme.  The medicines to individual Kendras are supplied through threewarehouses atGurugram, Chennai and Guwahati and 39 distributors appointed across the country.

Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency for the scheme spreads awareness about generic medicines through various types of advertisements such as TV, FM Radio, Auto wrapping, Cinema, Bus Brandings, State Transport Bus Stands, Digital Screen Advertisement at Railway Stations, etc. In addition, PMBI also educates the public regularly about usages of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines through various social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, etc. The Bureau also organizes seminars and workshops to spread awareness about the scheme. Further, to propagate achievements of the scheme and create awareness about its benefits Jan AushadhiDiwasis celebrated every year on 7th March.

Annexure

Statement referred to in part (a) of LokSabhaUnstarred Question No. 3412 for 17.12.2021 raised by ShriAchyutanandaSamantaregarding Awareness Campaign for Generic Medicines

State/UT- wise list of PMBJK’s functional across the country as on 12.12.2021

Sl. No.

Name of the State/UT

Number of PMBJK

1

Andaman & Nicobar

3

2

Andhra Pradesh

183

3

Arunachal Pradesh

28

4

Assam

87

5

Bihar

272

6

Chandigarh

7

7

Chhattisgarh

241

8

Delhi

375

9

Goa

10

10

Gujarat

551

11

Haryana

234

12

Himachal Pradesh

63

13

Jammu And Kashmir

119

14

Jharkhand

75

15

Karnataka

956

16

Kerala

961

17

Ladakh

2

18

Lakshadeep *

0

19

Madhya Pradesh

240

20

Maharashtra

623

21

Manipur

33

22

Meghalaya

15

23

Mizoram

22

24

Nagaland

16

25

Odisha

345

26

Puducherry

18

27

Punjab

304

28

Rajasthan

137

29

Sikkim

3

30

Tamil Nadu

862

31

Telangana

158

32

DNH & D&D

36

33

Tripura

24

34

Uttar Pradesh

1178

35

Uttarakhand

215

36

West Bengal

182

Grand Total

8,578

* Medicines are directly supplied to the administration of Union Territory of Lakshwadeep

                                                                                    

The information was given by the Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Dr.Mansukh Mandaviya in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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