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Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) as new Jan AushadhiKendras

Published: 11th Jan, 2024


The Indian government has recently creating the establishment of PradhanMantriBhartiya Jan AushadhiKendras by inclusion of  Primary Agricultural Credit Societies (PACS) nationwide.

Generic drugs

Definition   It refers the affordable versions of branded/patented  drugs introduced to the market once the original drug manufacturer's patent expires.

Utility : These medicines possess identical potency, quality, and effects, functioning in the same manner as their branded counterparts. Generic drugs are marketed by either their salt or brand name.

PradhanMantriBhartiya Jan AushadhiKendras

Governing Law/Act :It isestablished  under the PradhanMantriBhartiyaJanaushadhiPariyojana, launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers in November 2008.

Objective: Providing quality medicines at affordable prices, especially for the economically disadvantaged, to minimize healthcare-related out-of-pocket expenses.

Key Mechanism :AushadhiKendras offer generic drugs, maintaining equivalent quality and efficacy to expensive branded drugs but at lower prices.

The Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), established under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, collaborates with CPSUs to coordinate the procurement, supply, and marketing of generic drugs through the PMBKs.

Government as Facilitator : An incentive amount of Rs.5 lakh is provided for establishing a PradhanMantriBhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra.

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