Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur online inaugurated Jan Aushadhi Kendra at Chail in Solan district under the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana of the Government of India from Shimla today.
Speaking on the occasion, Jai Ram Thakur said that the Centre would go a long way in providing generic medicines to the people of the area at a reasonable price. He said that Jan Aushadhi Scheme has been implemented in the Pharmaceutical Department of the Government of India with an objective of making qualitative generic medicines available at affordable rates for all. Medicines and other equipments were procured from reputed pharmaceutical companies for these Jan Aushadhi stores. He said that presently as many as 7500 centres were functioning throughout the country.
The Chief Minister said that generic medicines, surgical and other medical treatment related consumables were being made available under this scheme through these centres. The rates of all these medicines and medical devices were much less than the medicines and consumables available in the market. This has provided much needed relief to the poor and weaker sections of the society.
Jai Ram Thakur said that Jan Aushadhi Scheme was being implemented in the State through the Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Kendras. The State Government was providing 402 drugs free of cost to the people of the State under the State Government’s Free Drug Policy.
The Chief Minister said that as many as 58 Jan Aushadhi Kendras were operational in all district hospitals of the State. He expressed hope that this Centre at Chail in Solan district would prove effective in providing generic medicines to the people of the region at reasonable rates.
Director of the Jan Aushadhi Kendra Chail Ghritashri Narula thanked the Chief Minister for dedicating this Centre online to facilitate the people of the region.
Advisor to Chief Minister Dr. R.N. Batta was present on the occasion with the CM at Shimla, whereas Pradhan Gram Panchayat Chail Usha Sharma, Pradhan Mahila Mandal Chail Shashi Sharma was present at Chail on the occasion.