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Jan Aushadhi stores to make medicines more affordable

India Blooms News Service | | 02 Aug 2016, 04:15 pm
New Delhi, Aug 2 (IBNS): To make quality drugs available at affordable prices to people under Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY), the Union government has decided to open 3,000 Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) by the end of March 2017, said Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh L. Mandaviya, at the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

The stores will be opened across the country.

In order to open JAS proposed within Government hospital premises, a one-time financial assistance will be available under the PMJAY to the extent of Rs. 2.50 lakh (Rs. 1 Lakh for furnishing, Rs. 50,000 for computer and peripherals, refrigerator etc and another Rs. 1 Lakh worth for medicines).

In addition to the retailers’ margin upto 20%, incentive @ 15% of monthly sales subject to a ceiling of Rs. 10,000/- per month up to a total of Rs. 2.50 lakhs, will also given to the JAS opened outside the government hospitals.

For the stores opened in north-eastern states and other difficult areas i.e. Naxal affected areas/tribal areas etc., the rate of incentive is 15% of monthly sale subject to a ceiling of Rs. 15,000/- per month up to a total limit of Rs. 2.50 lakhs.

State governments / local bodies / individuals entrepreneurs / pharmacists / doctors/ registered medical practitioners / NGOs / Trusts / social / Ccharitable institutions / private hospitals / Self Help Groups, having B.Pharma degree or D.Pharma diploma are eligible for opening of JAS.

Applicant should have own or hired space of minimum 120 sq. ft.


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