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For pushing generics, Valley set to get 45 more ‘Jan Aushadhi stores’ – Jammu Kashmir Latest news | Tourism

In 2 phases, 50 stores of this type are already operating

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Srinagar, December 12: After setting up around 50 Jan Aushadhi stores in Kashmir, the Ministry of Health has initiated the process of establishing 45 more such stores as part of phase III to ensure that Kashmir patients are getting quality drugs by pushing generic drugs into the market by strengthening the chain of these stores.
Officials told Excelsior that as part of the latest Phase III, the department will establish 45 additional Jan Aushadhi stores across Kashmir under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) in hospitals that operate around the clock.
Under phase III, 2 other Jan Aushadhi stores will be installed in Srinagar at PHC Zadibal and Khanmoh, 6 at Budgam at CHC Pakharpora, Kremshore, PHC Khag, Poshkar, Surasyar and Hardpanzoo.
In Pulwama district, the department is ready to open 5 Jan Aushadhi stores in PHC Awantipora, Kakpora, Khrew, Litter and Aribal; in Ganderbal, 5 other stores of this type will be installed at MMC Watlar, PHC Tulmulla, NTPHC Gutlibagh, Ganiwan and PHC Wussan.
In Baramulla, the department plans to open 5 stores of this type in PHC Boniyar, Kunzer, Dangiwacha, Tarzoo and Kreeri; in Kupwara, 9 of these stores will be opened in CHC Sogam, Kralpora, Zachaldara, Langate, Kralgund and Villgam, Trejgam, Kalaroose and Chogal.
In Bandipora, 4 other stores of this type will be opened in CHC Dawar, PHC Chuntimulla, Ashtingoo and NTPHC Naidkhai; in Anantnag, in the same way, 3 other stores are planned which will be born in SDH Dooru, PHC Larnoo and NTPHC Pahalgam.
In Shopian 2, such stores were provided at PHC Sedow, DK Pora; at Kulgam 4, such stores will appear at PHC Qaimoh, Qazigund, Mohammad Pora and PHC Nihama.
It should be noted here that the process of creating Jan Aushadhi stores was started in 2019 and as part of phase I of it, 23 stores were created, followed by phase II in which 32 of these stores have been approved. , bringing the total number of Jan Aushadhi stores in Kashmir hospitals to 55, including one in Leh and Kargil.
Previously, the additional chief secretary H&ME had asked officials to increase the number of Jan Aushudi stores across Kashmir, and according to the instructions, the marketing directors were invited to submit the proposals accordingly for the establishment of new stores in their districts.
Officials say the process is currently underway and in a week or so they will have approval for Jan Aushadhi stores under Phase III.
Within the framework of the PMBJP, by creating Jan Aushadhi stores, it aims to guarantee access to quality drugs for all sections of society and at the same time to promote generic drugs.
Nodal Officer Jan Ashudi for the Kashmir Division, Dr Nishat Shaheen told Excelsior that DHSK is currently processing the documents and the process is being carried out according to guidelines.
Interestingly, Jan Aushadhi’s drug prices are 50-90% lower than brand-name drugs on the open market, while the drugs are purchased only from suppliers certified by the World Health Organization. – Good manufacturing practices (OMS-GMP) to ensure product quality. (PTI)

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