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PM Modi to address Janaushadhi Diwas virtually

GUWAHATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address Janaushadhi Diwas celebrations today via video conferencing and dedicate to the nation the 7,500th ‘Janaushadhi Kendra’ at North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (NEIGRIHMS), in Shillong.

He will communicate with beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana scheme and present awards to stakeholders for their outstanding work.

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The scheme’s initiative endeavours to provide quality medicines at an affordable price, adding the number of stores under the scheme has grown to 7,499 covering all districts of the country.

Since these medicines are 50% to 90% cheaper than retail prices, sales in the financial year 2020-21 (up to March 4, 2021) resulted in gross savings of approximately Rs. 3600 crore for common citizens.

To raise awareness about Janaushadhi, the entire week of March 1-7 is being celebrated as “Janaushadhi Week” across the country, with the theme “Jan Aushadhi – Seva bhi, Rozgar bhi.”

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