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Jan Aushadhi Medicines cost 50 to 90 percent cheaper than the market price of branded medicines: Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

Updated: February 12, 2022 11:35 am

The government today said the prices of Jan Aushadhi Medicines are cheaper at least by 50 percent and in some cases, by 80 percent to 90 percent of the market price of the branded medicines. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya said about eight thousand six hundred seventy-five Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana Kendra have been opened in all the districts of the country till last month so as to ensure accessibility of quality affordable generic medicines.

He said Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Bureau of India is the implementing agency of the Scheme and has presently its warehouses situated at Gurugram, Chennai, and Guwahati. The Minister said in addition to this there are 39 distributors spread all across the country. Dr. Mandaviya said a total of six warehouses are envisaged by March 2025.

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