52 generic medicines stores opened across state
GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani launched 52 generic medicines stores across Gujarat, during a function held on the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital campus. Health minister Shankar Chaudhary was present at the event. Five-hundred more stores are to be added. The shops are named Deendayal Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra.
The CM said Deendayal Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendras represented a leap towards generic, affordable, and quality medicines. He said the stores would yield substantial savings, particularly for the poor and for those suffering from chronic ailments. Chaudhary said,”To achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s dream of providing health services at nominal cost to citizens, the chief minister decided to open generic medicine stores across the state.” The minister said that at these stores, government-certified medicines would cost 90% less than branded medicines. “Medical implant material will also be provided at these stores soon,” he said.