Recently, Central Warehouse & the Digital Cash Management System for PMBJP have been setup by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers.
Digital Cash Management System
Its mission is to bring down healthcare budget of every Indian citizen by providing quality generic medicines at affordable prices. It aims to ensure this by
BPPI under the administrative control of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers (GoI) is the implementation agency for the PMBJP.
Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI)
BPPI has been established under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, with the support of all the Pharma CPSUs for coordinating procurement, supply and marketing of generic drugs through the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendras. In April 2010, BPPI got registered as an independent society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a separate legal entity. BPPI follows the provisions of General Financial Rules (GFR) 2005 and CVC guidelines as amended from time to time and also instructions from the Department of Pharmaceuticals.
More than 4200 PMBJP Kendra functional in 34 States/UTs across the country together have ensured following milestones:
All financial transactions are being done in digital mode upholding the concept of “Digital India”.
The scheme is a move in right direction for achieving the goal of affordable and accessible healthcare system. It will reduce out of the pocket expenditure on health and medicines. The out of the pocket expenditure is one of the largest expenditures on healthcare sector in India in terms of its share to GDP. Availability of cheap generic medicines to the poor and needy would save their income to be invested in other asset creating investments.
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