Generic medicines will soon be lot more easy to get as 840 Janaushadhi stores are set to be opened in Uttar Pradesh. The Modi government is making efforts to make available generic medicines which cost almost a fraction of the branded medicines to the general public. The2Is had published a detailed report on generic drugs “Ban Branded Medicines to Promote Janaushadhi: Doctors “
By Saujanya Tripathi, 2is News, Lucknow
At a special function organized in Lucknow, 840 applicants from all over the state were officially registered to open Janaushadhi Kendras. Speaking at the function the chief guest Jeetendra Trivedi, director in Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, said that now even a poorest of poor can afford lifesaving drugs. CEO of the Bureau of Pharmacy, Viplav Chatterjee said that BPPI is going to provide even a surgery kit merely at Rs 30 thousand which is sold at Rs 1.50 Lakh by the multinational pharma companies. Such plunder by multinational companies will now be restricted with the new Janaushadhi stores. The pharmacists present on the occasion told the 2is that they are confident of doing good business. Naresh Gautam, from Jaunpur said Janaushadhi will certainly attract customers magnetically. He expressed confidence that new generic medicines will help common people.