Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
25-February-2011 15:47 IST
Opening of Jan Aushadhi Stores

Government has proposed to encourage opening of Jan Aushadhi Stores with active support of State Government through Government Hospitals/NGOs/charitable bodies etc. in Government Hospital premises or at other suitable places in each district of the country to provide unbranded generic medicines at affordable prices for all. Till now 81 Jan Aushadhi Stores have been opened in the States of Punjab (20), Rajasthan (36), Haryana (04), Uttarakhand (02), Andhra Pradesh (03), Odisha (08), West Bengal (02), Delhi (03), and Chandigarh (03).

This information was given by the Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Srikant Kumar Jena in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.