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‘Jan Aushadhi’ Stores to Sell Generic Drugs for Less

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Hansraj Gangaram AhirThe government’s ‘Jan Aushadhi’ stores would now provide generic drugs at 20-30 percent lesser cost of its actual market price.

According to Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, a total of 3,000 such drug stores are proposed to be opened at government district hospitals, public health centres at block level and medical colleges in the first phase.

The government aims to open 50,000 such stores over a period of five years. The ministry would give a subsidy of Rs 2- 2.5 lakh to those selected to run these stores towards expenses to buy computer and show-case.

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