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New Delhi : Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs  Ananthkumar on June 13, 2017, held a detailed discussion here with Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu for opening of Janaushadhi Kendras at Railway Stations and other Railway establishments.
Assuring firm support to the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) scheme from Ministry of Railways’ side, Prabhu informed the mediapersons that an in-principle decision to open Janaushadhi Kendras at Railway Stations and other Railway establishments was taken during the discussions. Railways being the largest employer in India, the amalgamation of efforts between the two Ministries for the percolation of generic drugs would increase their accessibility to the common man manifold, Prabhu added, according to a PIB release.

Ananthkumar informed that the meeting was very fruitful and Prabhu has extended full support from Railways to take ahead the vision of the Prime Minister. “We will utilize the vast Railway Infrastructure to increase Accessibility of affordable, quality Generic Drugs for the common man,” said Ananthkumar.

Ananthkumar said that the government is pursuing in full force the vision of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi to make affordable and quality medicines accessible to all citizens of the country. The Minister added that currently over 1,600 Janaushadhi Kendras have been opened in over 450 districts across India under the PMBJP and all the drugs available at these stores meet the WHO GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) benchmarks, according to the PIB release.

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