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Janaushadhi week is celebrated from 1-7 March

Janaushadhi week is celebrated in India from 1-7 March 2020. During this occasion, various activities like health checkup Camp, Jan Aushadhi Paricharcha, Jan Aushadhi ka sath are being undertaken. Highlights: Campaigns for blood pressure checkups, sugar level checkups, free doctor consultation, and free medicine distribution are hosted at various Jan Aushadhi Kendras. People who visited these health camps were also informed and educated about the price benefits and quality of the medicines being sold at Jan Aushadhi Kendras. CME Programme with important doctors was conducted on a pan India basis where detailed discussions on Jan Aushadhi medicines were held.  Jan Aushadhi doctors were requested to take the lead and convince others and prescribe Jan Aushadhi medicines. Janaushadhi Pari yojana: Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana is an initiative launched by the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Government of India. It aims to provide quality medicines at an affordable price. The number of Kendras has grown to more than 6200, and 700 districts are covered under the scheme at present. The total sales in the financial year 2019-20 have crossed Rs.383 crore, which led to total savings of approximately Rs.2200 crore of common citizens as these medicines are cheaper by 50 to 90% of the average market price.

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