5th Jan Aushadhi Jan Chetna Abhiyan
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the 5th Jan Aushadhi Jan Chetna Abhiyan across the country on 1st March.
An overview of the news
The Department of Pharmaceuticals has planned to organize several events in different cities from 1st to 7th March 2023 with focus on spreading awareness about Jan Aushadhi Scheme.
The theme of Jan Aushadhi Diwas, 2023 was “Jan Aushadhi Sasti Bhi – Achhi Bhi” as well as the quiz was organized by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Bureau of India (PMBI), Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India.
PMBI (Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India) and MyGov organized a quiz competition to raise awareness about Jan Aushadhi generic drugs.
The objective of this quiz is to raise awareness among all children (13-16 years) about the quality of generic medicines.
About Jan Aushadhi Scheme
The Jan aushadhi scheme was launched in 2008 by the UPA government.
This scheme was relaunched in the year 2015, by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.
This campaign was started across the country by selling generic medicines through “Jan Aushadhi Medical Stores”.
In 2015, the name of 'Jan Aushadhi Yojana' was changed to 'Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana' (PMJAY), but it was changed to "Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Yojana" in November 2016.
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) scheme was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India with the objective of providing quality generic medicines available at affordable prices to all.
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