Summary: Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Many locals of Poonch district on Tuesday appreciated the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for making medicines available to them at affordable prices under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi
Only 32.11% of participants knew that Jan Aushadhi
Yojana promotes awareness about cost-effective drugs and their prescription.
The Jan Aushadhi
Suvidha, a fully biodegradable, low-cost sanitary napkin, has been introduced in India.
He added his government has taken several measures to provide affordable healthcare to the poor, including the Jan Aushadhi
In his fifth such interaction with the people, Modi said the Central government had opened more than 3,600 Jan Aushadhi
Kendras all over the country where more than 700 generic medicines were available at affordable price.
He said the government had opened over 3,000 'Jan Aushadhi
Kendras' (people's medicine centre) and was working continuously to open more such centres.
A raft of existing schemes targeting the poor such as Ujjwala, providing subsidized cooking gas; Saubhagya, enabling free electricity connections to poor households; and Jan Aushadhi
Kendra, providing affordable medicines, got a big push in the budget .
Setting up of a large number of Jan Aushadhi
stores is making generics more accessible.
In order to address this issue, the Government of India launched the Jan Aushadhi
(Medicine for the Masses) Scheme (JAS) to provide cheap generic medicines to the patients (http://janaushadhi.gov.in/about_jan_aushadhi.html).
Ayurvedic medicine focuses on diet (ahara), lifestyle (vihara), and medication (aushadhi
) in a vital and holistic approach to health.
A countrywide campaign, for ensuring availability of generic medicines at affordable prices for all, under the project title Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi
Yojana ( PMJAY) was initiated by the department of pharmaceuticals in In an interesting move, the government has decided to bring cardiac stent under the drug price control department.