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.


Daily Current Affairs Videos Video Link
22nd April 2019 Current Affairs Video
20th April 2019 Current Affairs Video
19th April 2019 Current Affairs Video
17th April 2019 Current Affairs Video
16th April 2019 Current Affairs Video
Watch more Current Affairs Videos

Monthly Current Affairs

Fresherslive telegram Group

Current Affairs Section

Daily Current Affairs Quiz


Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily current affairs
SUBSCRIBE

Currentt Affairs 2019 April

23 APRIL
NEWS
22 APRIL
NEWS
21 APRIL
NEWS
20 APRIL
NEWS

Currentt Affairs 2019 March

31 MARCH
NEWS
30 MARCH
NEWS
29 MARCH
NEWS
28 MARCH
NEWS

Currentt Affairs 2019 February

28 FEBRUARY
NEWS
27 FEBRUARY
NEWS
26 FEBRUARY
NEWS
25 FEBRUARY
NEWS




×

₹ 249

₹ 1000

Only 12 days left !