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January 13, 2020 10:46
Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra – making medications cheaper and accessible

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Healthcare industry has been on a rapid boom in India, with increased prices of drugs and medications and over the top expenses for medical procedures. While these kinds of expenses are accessible for the people who are well off, the same isn’t for the people who are working day in and out to make ends meet.

Addressing the same issues, the Central Government of India has introduced the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) which are government pharmacies selling the necessary drugs and medications at a discounted price of up to 60-80%.

The main objective with the PMBJK medical stores is to make the availability and accessibility of the generic medications in India a lot more seamless. The Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) was launched by the Pharma Advisory Forum on April 23, 2008 in various districts of the country.

The state of Telangana does have a number of similar government run medical stores spread across the entire state for easy access to subsidised and reduced price medications. Hyderabad itself has six different registered stores.

List of the Janaushadhi Kendra stores in Hyderabad

As mentioned, there are predominantly six registered Janaushadhi Kendra stores in Hyderabad. They include:

Mehdipatnam

Address: Jan Aushadhi Store, D.No.-12-2-823/A/51/7, Shahzore Residency, Santhoshnagar Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad, Telangana-500028

Contact details: 040-23510965; +91-9346239486

Tolichowki

Address: Jan Aushadhi Medical Store,D.No.9-4-134/68/C, Ground Floor, Toombs road, Aruna colony, Tolichowki, Hyderabad-C1R1, Telangana

Contact details: +91-8978147767

Narayanguda

Address: Jan Aushadhi Medical Store, 3-5-948/B/1, Opp Taj Mahal Hotel, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad, Telangana-500029

Contact details: +91 9246567644

Kukatpally

Address: Jan Aushadhi Store, Plot No 1094/D, Allwyn Colony, Phase-1, Behind Abhayanjaneya Temple, Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Telangana-500072

Contact details: +91 9700569779

Lakdikapul

Address: Jan Aushadhi Medical Store, 11-5-301, Hill Park Road, Burhanuddin Community, Red hills, Lakdikapul, Red Hills (V), Gowliguda(M), Telangana-500004

Contact details: +91 8096745599

Sanath Nagar

Address: Jan Aushadhi Medical Store, Shop No. H. No. 7-2--1765, Akruthi Nilayam, Banglow No. 40, Czech Colony, Sanath Nagar, Vengalrao Nagar, Telangana

Contact details: +91 9100639905

The reduced prices of the medications and the widespread availability across some of the busy states like Telangana are making the Jan Aushadhi Medical Store a success. This is expected to streamline the sale and the use of the generic medications over the highly priced variants, making healthcare a lot more accessible for the poverty struck citizens of India.

By Somapika Dutta

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