Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers and Road Transport & Highways, Shipping, Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated the hi-tech Central Warehouse, setup by the Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), on October 16 in Bilaspur, Gurugram. The hi-tech Central Warehouse would facilitate seamless distribution of Jan Aushadhi generic medicines to all PMBJP Kendra functional across the country.
One day before the Minister had inaugurated the Digital Cash Management System for Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP), to be implemented as a partnership between BPPI and Bank of Baroda. This System will be implemented at all PMBJP Kendras for purchasing medicines and cashless payment system with BPPI.
Bank of Baroda will also provide loan to all PMBJP Kendra for purchasing medicines. The cashless transactions will be done only through unique virtual accounts opened by Bank of Baroda for each and every PMBJP Kendra, across the country.
Shri Mandaviya informed that presently, there are more than 4200 PMBJP Kendra functional in 34 States/UTs, across the country.
700+ medicines and 154 surgical and consumables are available in the basket for sale through PMBJKs. Shortly the basket will be enhanced to 1000 medicines.
Shri Mandaviya also released first edition of e-magazine of Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana “JAN AUSHADHI SAMVAD” (September 2018 edition).