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Jan Aushadhi Scheme : Get medicine at low cost

Department of Pharmaceuticals started the Jan Aushadhi Scheme which seeks to provide to the common man good quality generic medicines at very reasonable and affordable prices through Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS) all over the country. The scheme aimed to provide, in the first phase, at least one JAS in every district. Due to various reasons, including lack of cooperation from some state governments and the starting of free drug policy in government hospitals in some states, the Jan Aushadhi Scheme has not been very successful.As on 31.5.15 only 108 Jan Aushadhi Stores are functioning. The shortcomings are being analysed and a revised scheme is being worked out. Efforts are being made to ensure that the scheme is successful and the motto of the scheme is achieved.


  • Make quality and access to medicines.
  • Coverage of quality generic medicines and redefine the unit cost of treatment per person.
  • Developing replication model in India and abroad with common goals of improving quality affordable health care.
  • Promote greater awareness about cost effective drugs and their prescription.
  • Improving access to better healthcare through low treatment costs and easy availability wherever needed in All therapeutic categories.


  • Central government
  • Public Sector enterprises
  • Private Sector
  • NGOs
  • Cooperative bodies and other institutions.


  • Quality drugs at affordable prices through dedicated stores selling generic medicines.

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  1. Sachinder Singh

    nice information..

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