On the third day of the weeklong celebrations of Jan Aushadhi week, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya and Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, flagged off a Jan Aushadhi Train (Chhattisgarh Samparkranti Express) from Hazrat Nizamuddin Railway station today.
The train has been wrapped with branding of Jan Aushadhi scheme to spread the awareness about Jan Aushadhi Generic medicines which are available through more than 9000 Kendra at affordable prices.
This train will travel to more than 4 States for 2 months. Also, the similar train from Pune to Danapur has been flagged off covering 4 States for 2 months for generating awareness amongst the general public about Jan Aushadhi scheme. The third day of Jan Aushadhi Diwas, 2023 was observes as ‘Jan Aushadhi – Ek Kadam Matri Shakti Ki Ore’ across the country.
Mandaviya said, “ovre 9000 Jan Aushadhi kendras are working to ensure that people would get quality medicines at affordable prices and these Kendras are gaining popularity amongst public. He said that Railways is also carrying a special campaign for the publicity of the affordable generic medicines which in turn will create awareness among the public and will also save their money.
“Railways Ministry has decided to open Jan Aushadhi kendras at some big railway stations. This will prove beneficial for the commuters as they can buy medicines from these kendras at stations and they don’t need to go anywhere”, said Mandaviya.
The Department of Pharmaceuticals has planned various events in different cities starting from 1st of March 2023 to 7th March 2023 which will focus on awareness about the Jan Aushadhi Scheme. Seminars, participation of children, women and NGO’s, Heritage walks and Health camps and many other activities engaging PMBJKs owners, Beneficiaries at different locations across the country.
The PMBJP has drastically cut down the out of the pocket expenditure of the lower- and middle-class people of India and has saved more than Rs. 20000 crores of citizens on cost of medicines in the last eight years.