Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India launches Jan Aushadhi Chyawanprash special

Chyawanprash Special will be available at all Jan Aushadhi Kendras
launch of Jan Aushadhi Chyawanprash special
launch of Jan Aushadhi Chyawanprash specialPhoto - PIB

A new product Jan Aushadhi Special Chyawanprash, under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), launched in New Delhi. Chief executive officer of the pharmaceuticals and medical devices bureau of India (PMBI) Ravi Dadhich launched this new product. This Chwanprash Special will now be available at all Jan Aushadhi Kendras across the country at a reasonable price. Chyawanprash Special is a potent antioxidant paste prepared through the synergistic blending of around 50 herbs and spices.

To make generic medicines available at affordable prices to all, PMBJP was launched in 2008 by the department of pharmaceuticals, ministry of chemicals and fertilizers, and the government of India. PMBI, the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), has successfully implemented the scheme across India. Currently, there are more than 9000 Janaushadhi Kendras opened in the country. The successful implementation of the scheme has already achieved 869.12 crores in sales in the current financial year, and it is aiming to reach the target of 1200 crore in this financial year. At present, these 9000 Kendras ensure the availability of more than 1759 medicines and 280 surgical devices, including suvidha sanitary pads sold, at rupee 1/- per pad. Prices of the Jan Aushadhi medicines are generally 50%-90% less than that of branded medicines prices, which are available in the open market. In all, during the past eight years, total savings of approximately Rs. 18000 crores for the citizens have been possible due to this noble scheme.

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