India is celebrating 7th March 2019 as the ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’ across the nation.
The Janaushadhi Diwas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines.
The day also highlights the initiatives undertaken by the Government in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJP, etc.
The Government of India launched the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana to make affordable and quality generic medicines popular among the people.
The Government aims to have at least 1 PMBJP Kendra in each block of the country by 2020.
On the occasion of the ‘Janaushadhi Diwas’, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi hs interacted with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) across the country through video conference.
Several events were organized at all PMBJP Kendras to increase the awareness about the scheme. These programmes would witness participation of doctors, health experts, NGOs, and beneficiaries.