Health Department celebrates Jan Aushadi Diwas

The Health and Family Welfare Department District Leh celebrated “Jan Aushadi Diwas” also known as “Generic Medicine Day”.

The Jan Aushadi Diwas began on 1st March and will run up to 7th March 2023, where Jan Aushadi Diwas will be celebrated across India.

The aim of the Week is To popularize the use of generic medicines. Health Department promotes prescription of Generics Medicines as State policy and

to bring greater awareness about the benefits of the scheme.

In this connection, on day one, stalls were installed at Main Market Leh and SNM hospital Leh under the program Jan Aushadi Chetna Jan Abhiyan. The pharmacists gave awareness to the general public about the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadi Pariyojna (PMBJP) Scheme.

Similarly on day two, an awareness procession was held at District Hospital Leh to mark the Jan Aushadhi Pratigya Yatra. Moreover, the Drugs and Food Control Organisation (DFCO) in collaboration with Ladakh Price Monitoring and Resources Unit (LPMRU) gave awareness to common masses Pharmacists about the Jan Aushadhi quality generic medicines that are available at different centres across the country and at Leh & Kargil district of UT Ladakh at affordable prices.

They also briefed about the employment generation scheme launched by the Govt by engaging individual entrepreneurs in the opening of Jan Aushadhi Kendra.

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