Relevance – Preliminary (about PMBJP) + Mains (Issues related to GS II)
Development and management of health related social sector / services,
Education, Human Resources.) What is NEWS
. Janshadi week is being celebrated across the country from 1st March
By 7 March 2020.
To know! About PMBJP
 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Yojana (PMBJP) is a campaign
Initiated by Department of Pharmaceuticals to provide quality
Medicines at affordable prices for the public.
Which JMBJP stores are set up to provide generic medicines, which are
Available at low prices but similar in quality and efficacy
Expensive branded medicines.
By it was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in November 2008
Under the name Jan Abhiyan. Bureau of Pharma PSU of India
(BPPI) is the implementing agency for PMBJP.
 Has been BPPI (Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India)
Established under the Department of Pharmaceutical, Govt. Of India,
With the support of all CPSUs for co-ordination procurement,
Supply and marketing of generic drugs through Jan Aushadhi Stores
 State governments or any organization / reputed NGO / trust / private
Hospitals / Charitable Institutions / Doctors / Unemployed Pharmacists /
Individual entrepreneurs are eligible to apply for the new Jan Ashadhi
Store. Applicants must employ a B Pharma / D Pharma
Degree holder as a pharmacist in his proposed store.
The number of Ras centers has exceeded 6200 and 700 districts
Currently covered under this scheme.

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