Jan Aushadhi Scheme:

  1. envisages the availability of quality generic medicines only to BPL families 
  2. mandates state governments to provide one time monetary grant for opening Jan Aushadhi Outlet

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [D] Neither 1 nor 2

First statement is incorrect because ‘Jan Aushadhi Scheme’ envisages availability of quality generic medicines at affordable prices to all, and not only to BPL families. Second statement is incorrect because the scheme mandates Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) to provide one-time assistance of Rs.2.50 lakhs as furnishing and establishment costs for setting up a Jan Aushadhi Outlet in government hospitals. State Governments are required to provide space in Government Hospital premises or any other suitable locations for the running of the Jan Aushadhi Stores (JAS).

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