Working to increase ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ from 10,000 to 25,000: PM Modi

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The government is working to increase the number of ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ from 10,000 to 25,000, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.

Addressing the nation on the 77th Independence Day from the ramparts of the Red Fort, he said Jan Aushadhi Kendras have given new power to the people, especially the middle class.

“If someone is diagnosed with diabetes, then a monthly bill of ₹3,000 gets accrued. Through Jan Aushadhi Kendras, the medicines that cost ₹100, we are giving it at ₹10 to ₹15,” he said.

Now the government has plans to increase the number of ‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ from 10,000 to 25,000, he said.

‘Jan Aushadhi Kendras’ have been set up for making affordable generic medicines available for all.