Gujarat govt launches 52 Jan Aushadhi Kendra

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In order to make drugs and medicines affordable to the needy in the state, the Gujarat government on Monday launched 52 generic medicine stores, named Deendayal Pradhanmantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra.

The state health minister Shankar Chaudhary stated that the government will launch 500 more such stores across the state in the second phase. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani launched the first store at Ahmedabad civil hospital.

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According to the state government statement, the needy will get drug and medical material at 40 to 80 per cent lesser cost through Jan Aushadhi stores. These stores will make about 1500 to 2000 life-saving drugs available to the common man.

The state government also launched a search engine for generic drug named – G-Dava – a mobile app which can be downloaded and used for free of cost.

The app will have list and details of price of branded drug from renowned companies and matching generic drug available at the Stores.

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