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Janaushadhi Diwas Week : Important Points

Janaushadhi Diwas week : 1st March To 7th March 2022

Janaushadhi Diwas week to be observed from 1st March to 7th March 2022.

  • Theme of 4th Janaushadhi Diwas: “Jan Aushadhi-Jan Upyogi”
  • Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI) is the implementing agency of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
  • All the districts of the country have been covered under the scheme.
  • Effective IT-enabled logistics and supply-chain systems for ensuring real-time distribution of medicines at all outlets have also been introduced.
  • Product basket of PMBJP presently comprises 1,451 drugs and 240 surgical instruments.

PMBJP:

  • It is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals of the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • It seeks to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses through special kendra’s known as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
  • Initially launched in 2008, the scheme was rechristened in 2015.

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