The idea behind Jan Aushadhi Store is providing Quality Medicines at Affordable Prices for all.
This was a very good initiative that was launched in 2014 by our Honourable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi.
Multiple Jan Aushadhi stores were setup across India.
One can save a lot of money by buying generic medicines from this Jan Aushadhi Store, especially for those who rely on medicines on a daily basis.
For instance, the market price of 500mg ciprofloxacin is Rs,125 whereas one can buy the same medicine at Jan Aushadhi Store for Rs. 25.
The Central Government needs to promote aggressively about this Jan Aushadhi Store.
There doesn’t seem to be a great awareness among people about generic medicines.
People tend to buy only what is there in the prescription. So first, it has to start from the doctors.
The idea of generic medicines is being deliberately hid from people as Pharma is a billion dollar industry making huge profit.
All these years, Doctors in collusion with pharmaceutical companies has been prescribing only branded medicines and never write the generic name of the medicine in the prescription.
The Government, on its part can come up with an order instructing the doctors to prescribe only generic medicines.
The Government provides financial assistance for those willing to open Jan Aushadhi Store.
For those who are willing to establish Jan Aushadhi Store in Govt. hospital premises, space is provided free of cost by the Govt. to the operating agency, Rs. 1 Lakh reimbursement of furnitures and fixtures, Rs. 1 Lakh by way of free medicines in the beginning and Rs. 50,000 as reimbursement for computer, printer, scanner etc. For those who are willing to establish Jan Aushadhi Store anywhere else, they too will be provided with Rs. 2.5 lakhs of one time financial assistance.
It would be great if everyone who is aware of this can spread a word for the benefit of people.