New Delhi [India]: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday participated in the heritage walk as part of ‘Jan Aushadhi Jan Jagran Abhiyan’ in Purana Qila in New Delhi.
“Today we had a heritage walk with youth as part of Jan Aushadhi week which is being celebrated from March 1- March 7. Over 8,600 Jan Aushadhi Kendra is being operated across the country which provides affordable and quality medicines,” Mandaviya said.
Chemical and Fertiliser Ministry organising weeklong Aushadhi Diwas on January 4 at different locations across the country covering all States/UTs. This will generate awareness about the usages of generic medicines and the benefits of Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana.
He further said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to fulfilling his mission of proving affordable and accessible medicine to the poor and deprived section, and has set up 8600 Jan Aushadhi Centres across India with quality medicines available 50 per cent cheaper.
The Union Minister further said that the Jan Aushadhi Kendras are being run keeping in mind that the cost of medicine should be kept at a minimum.
“Illness comes unannounced. It comes to the rich and poor both but when a rich person gets sick, he has money to buy medicines but when a poor person gets sick, it doesn’t happen,” he added.