Government plans to make prescription of generic medicines mandatory

Posted on:13 Apr 2016 14:26:54
Government plans to make prescription of generic medicines mandatory
13 April 2016 Current Affairs:

Health Ministry is planning to make prescription of generic medicines mandatory for doctors of all government hospitals. This was stated by Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers.Inaugurating Jan Aushadhi Store at new OPD of PGI Chandigarh, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that to make Jan Aushadhi scheme successful, doctors should establish a belief among the people that generic medicines are equivalent in quality to the costly ones. He added that 278 Jan Aushadhi Stores were now functioning across India, of which 160 had been opened in the current year.The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), Government of India, is putting all efforts to take the figure to 2,000.This is the second Jan Aushadhi store in PGI and fourth in Chandigarh. As many as 440 generic medicines were available at the store. He also flagged off a mobile activation (audio-visual) van displaying Jan Aushadhi creatives that will help in spreading awareness about the scheme among the masses. Jan Aushadhi : ‘Jan Aushadhi’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in association with Central Pharma Public Sector Undertakings, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses. Jan Aushadhi stores have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.


Health Ministry is planning to make prescription of generic medicines mandatory for doctors of all government hospitals. This was stated by Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers.Inaugurating Jan Aushadhi Store at new OPD of PGI Chandigarh, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that to make Jan Aushadhi scheme successful, doctors should establish a belief among the people that generic medicines are equivalent in quality to the costly ones. He added that 278 Jan Aushadhi Stores were now functioning across India, of which 160 had been opened in the current year.The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), Government of India, is putting all efforts to take the figure to 2,000.This is the second Jan Aushadhi store in PGI and fourth in Chandigarh. As many as 440 generic medicines were available at the store. He also flagged off a mobile activation (audio-visual) van displaying Jan Aushadhi creatives that will help in spreading awareness about the scheme among the masses. Jan Aushadhi : ‘Jan Aushadhi’ is a campaign launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals in association with Central Pharma Public Sector Undertakings, to provide quality medicines at affordable prices to the masses. Jan Aushadhi stores have been set up to provide generic drugs, which are available at lesser prices but are equivalent in quality and efficacy as expensive branded drugs.


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