PIB News Update: The 6th day of Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 week was celebrated today to spread awareness about quality generic medicines, available at low prices. During this event, bike rallies, padyatra’s and human chain activities were organized by the team of BPPI, Jan Aushadhi Mitra and Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners, across the country. Through these events, the public were informed about the efficacy and potency of the generic medicines which are being sold at Jan Aushadhi kendras at much lower prices thus bursting the common myth of people about the generic medicines.
A medicine under PMBJP is priced on the principle of a maximum of 50% of the average price of top three branded medicines. Therefore, the price of Jan Aushadhi Medicines is cheaper at least by 50% and in some cases, by 90% of the market price of branded medicines. In the current financial year 2020-21, PMBJP achieved sales of Rs. 593.84 crores (at MRP) till 5th March, 2021. This has led to savings of approximately Rs. 3600 crores of the common citizens of the country.
Jan Aushadhi Diwas 2021 week is being celebrated across the country through more than 7400 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras. Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners are organising different activities for generating awareness about health and hygiene. The celebrations began on 1st March 2021 by hosting Health Check-up Camps that provided Blood Pressure Check-up, Sugar level Check-up, free doctor consultation, free medicine distribution, etc. followed by the second day wherein ‘Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha’ was hosted by team BPPI, Jan Aushadhi Mitra and Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners in collaboration with doctors, hospitals, clinics and other stakeholders. On 3rd day of Jan Aushadhi Diwas week i.e. on 3rd March, 2021, team BPPI, Jan Aushadhi Mitra and Jan Aushadhi Kendra owners celebrated this day on the line of ‘Teach Them Young’, across the country. During this activity, officials of BPPI visited schools, colleges, pharmacy colleges and other institutions and interacted with students. On 4th day, PMBJP participated in the activities and hosted the camps to educate the females about the usages of Sanitary Pads. 5th day of this week was celebrated with the theme of ‘Jan Aushadhi ka Sath’, dedicated to our senior citizens.
The celebrations of Jan Aushadhi Diwas week 2021 will conclude tomorrow on 7th March, 2021. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will address the ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ celebrations on 7th March, 2021 at 10 AM via video conferencing.