The branded pills are accessible at higher prices which aren't affordable by lower or middle-class people on a daily basis, to provide quality-based medicines at fair prices with the same quality to the masses, this scheme came into action. It is a direct market intervention scheme launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India, to make available quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all citizens. These stores have medicines which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs. This campaign is to make people aware that brand value has no correlation with quality or efficacy of the formulations and to encourage doctors to prescribe more of such generic medicines
To bring down the healthcare budget of every citizen of India through providing Quality generic Medicines at Affordable Prices
The normal working hours of JAS are 8 Am to 8 pm.
All therapeutic medicines are made available It also sell allied medical products commonly sold in chemist shops
OTC (Over-the-counter) products can be purchased by any individual without a prescription. A prescription from a registered medical practitioner is necessary for purchase of schedule drugs.
The quality, safety and efficacy of medicines are ensured by getting each batch of medicines procured from CPSUs as well as private suppliers tested from NABL approved laboratories and conforming to the required standards before the same are supplied to Super stockiest /Jan Aushadhi Stores from the Warehouse of BPPI.
Financial support available for Jan Aushadhi Store (JAS) store owner
BPPI (Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India) will provide one time financial assistance up to Rs. 2.50 lakh as per details given below :
Jan Aushadhi stores established anywhere else by private entrepreneurs institutions / NGOs / Trusts / Charitable organizations which are linked with BPPI headquarters through internet.
State Governments or any organization / reputed NGOs / Trusts / Private hospitals / Charitable institutions / Doctors / Unemployed pharmacist/ individual entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for new Jan Aushadhi stores. The applicants shall have to employ one B Pharma / D Pharma degree holder as Pharmacist in their proposed store.
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