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PRADHAN MANTRI BHARTIYA JANAUSHADI PARIYOJANA (PMBJP) ACHIEVES THE TARGET OF FY 2021-22

PRADHAN MANTRI BHARTIYA JANAUSHADI PARIYOJANA (PMBJP) ACHIEVES THE TARGET OF FY 2021-22

Context:

Before the end of September 2021, the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) has completed the target of opening 8,300 Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) for the FY 2021-22.

Key Highlights:

  • All the Indian districts have been covered under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
  • Effective IT-enabled logistics and supply-chain systems for making sure of real-time distribution of medicines at all outlets have also been introduced.
  • To provide quality medicines at an affordable rate to the common man especially the poor, Government has set a target to increase the number of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJKs) to 10,000 by March 2024.
  • As of 5th October 2021, the number of stores has increased to 8355. These kendras will ensure easy access to affordable medicine to the people in every nook and corner of the country.

Product Basket of PMBJP:

  • It presently comprises 1,451 drugs and 240 surgical instruments.
  • Further, new medicines and nutraceutical products like glucometer, protein bar, immunity bar, protein powder, malt-based food supplements, etc. have been launched.

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