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Government of India
Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
16-December-2011 13:26 IST
Opening of Jan Aushadhi Stores
Consequent upon a decision taken in the meeting of the Pharma Advisory Forum held on 23rd April, 2008 in the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, the Department of Pharmaceuticals had taken initiative by way of opening Jan Aushadhi Drug outlets in the Government Hospitals. To being with, at least one Jan Aushadhi Store in each district is to be opened, wherever the State Governments extend their support and cooperation in allotting the space in the Government Hospitals or in any other suitable locations and also identifying the agencies to manage such stores to make available quality medicines at affordable prices to all. As on 13th December, 2011, 115 Jan Aushadhi Outlets have been opened in different States/UT in the country. Presently, Jan Aushadhi Outlets have presence in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttrakhand, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and UT of Chandigarh in the country.

The timeline for opening up the Jan Aushadhi Outlets in each District in the country depends upon the Health Policy followed, besides the support and cooperation each State Government extends in allotting the space in the Government Hospitals and also in identifying the agencies to manage such stores. Hence, it would be difficult to provide any timeline to open Jan Aushadhi Outlets in each District in the country.

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

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