New Delhi: 7064 Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendras located in all districts of the country engaging in the sale of quality generic medicines have registered sales of Rs 484 crore during the financial year 2020-2021 (till 12 January 2021). With this figure, which is 60% higher than the equivalent figures of the previous financial year, the citizens of this country have saved around 3000 crores. Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Shri Sadanand Gowda announced this effect in Karnataka today.
During the financial year 2019-2020, the Government of India paid Rs. 35.51 crores to Janaushadhi centers, while saving citizens Rs. 2600 crores in this period. Thus, every rupee spent by the government has saved the citizens Rs 74. Shri Gowda said that the multiplier effect of this step is clear.
The Union Minister also announced that in addition, taking steps towards empowering women across the country, more than 10 crores Jan Ashadhi “Suvidha” sanitary pads have been sold at the rate of Rs 1 per pad. The total price of Jan Ayushi “Suvidha” sanitary pads is Rs. Orders have been issued for the purchase of 3.6 crores in 2020. Tender related to “Suvidha” sanitary pads of a total of 30 crore medicines has also been finalized.
Talking specifically about Karnataka, Mr. Gowda said that currently, a total of 788 Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Jan Dhan Kendras in Karnataka are serving the citizens by providing them affordable and high-quality generic medicines. To achieve the goal of opening a total of 800 Prime Minister Bharatiya Jan Aushadhi Centers. Achieving a unique feat in the healthcare sector with a wide range of medicines, Prime Minister Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra intends to sell a total of Rs 125 crore by March 2021 in Karnataka. The goal is to achieve.