Jan Aushadhi Train

The Jan Aushadhi scheme is a flagship scheme of the Indian government, aimed at making quality generic medicines available to the common people at affordable prices.

About Jan Aushadhi Scheme:

The scheme was launched in 2008, and since then, it has made significant progress in terms of increasing access to affordable medicines. Currently, the scheme has more than 9,000 Kendras spread across India, providing more than 900 medicines and 150 surgical items.

Launch of Jan Aushadhi Train:

As part of the week-long celebrations commemorating the Jan Aushadhi scheme, the Jan Aushadhi Train was flagged off in New Delhi by union ministers Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw. This is the second such train to be flagged off to create awareness about the scheme.

Purpose of Jan Aushadhi Train:

The train, Chhattisgarh Samparkranti Express, seeks to raise awareness about Jan Aushadhi Generic medicines that are available through more than 9,000 Kendras spread across India. It is wrapped with the branding of Jan Aushadhi scheme. It will travel to more than 4 states over 2 months.

Impact of Jan Aushadhi Scheme:

The Jan Aushadhi scheme has had a significant impact on the lives of the people in India. By providing quality generic medicines at affordable prices, it has made healthcare more accessible to the common people. It has also helped in reducing the out-of-pocket expenditure on medicines, which is a significant burden for many families.

Future of Jan Aushadhi Scheme:

The government has set a target of opening 10,500 Jan Aushadhi Kendras by the end of 2024. This will further increase access to affordable medicines for the common people. The government is also planning to expand the range of medicines and surgical items provided under the scheme.

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