135 stores to be established in JK by end of this year: Rifat Nazir
Srinagar, May 13: In order to make the availability of generic medicines available on economical rates to the common people, Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Stores are being opened by BPPI Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers Department of Pharmaceuticals round the country, officials said.
According to the statement issued to KNS, in this direction, the state coordinator of the centrally sponsored scheme, Rifat Nazir is taking keen interest in getting such medicine outlets established in the markets of J&K State besides in and around the government and private hospitals here.
The second open market Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi store of generic medicines in the Srinagar city was today inaugurated by Drug Controller J&K Lotika Khaujria at Khanyar Srinagar near Gousia Hospital.
While talking on the occasion, Rifat Nazir said that the demand for Jan Aushadhi medicines is increasing day by day and I’m personally very happy that common people are getting benefitted from the scheme.
She further said that the goal of the government is to take Jan Aushadhi scheme to every block of the country.
Rifat stated that starting such store in the downtown area was a dream, which has finally materialized.
She informed media that by end of this year, 3000 Jan Aushadhi Kendras are being opened round the country of which about 135 stores will be established in the state of J&K.
After inaugurating the store, Drug Controller stated that the state government is committed to keep the low cost medicines available to the people keeping in consideration efficacy of the same.
She made a mention of promoting such medicines by the Government Departments and assured full support to the Ministry of Chemicals and fertilizers in publicizing and recommending these medicines to the common patients.
Besides, others who were present on this occasion include Director Disaster Management Aamir Ali, Deputy Drug Controller Surinder Tikoo, Medical Superintendent Gousia Hospital, Assistant Drug Controller J&K Parvaiz Ahmed, TV Anchor and Broadcaster Azhar Hajini, President J&K Developmental Action Mohammad Ashraf and people from different fields of life. (KNS)