PRADHAN MANTRI BHARATIYA JANAUSHADHI PARIYOJANA
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Context: The Prime Minister said that "Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana aimed at delivering affordable healthcare. It has resulted in huge savings for the low and middle classes. I'm thankful that G-20 delegates got the opportunity to see the components of this project".
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Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJPK): https://www.iasgyan.in/daily-current-affairs/janaushadhi-kendras
Q. Which of the following statements is NOT true about Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP)?
A) It was launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers
B) It is implemented by a society registered under the Societies Registration Act, viz., Pharma & Medical Bureau of India (PMBI).
C) It provides generic medicines at affordable prices to all sections of the population especially the poor and the deprived ones.
D) It covers only essential medicines for common diseases like diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disorders.
Statement D is Incorrect: As of October 2022, there are 8819 Janaushadhi Kendras functional across the country. The product basket of PMBJP comprises 1759 drugs and 280 surgical items, covering various therapeutic categories such as antibiotics, anti-diabetics, cardiovascular, anti-cancer, etc.