Atal Dulloo reviews functioning of Jan Aushadhi kendras

Principal secretary Health and Medical Education Atul Dulloo today convened a meeting regarding establishment of Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra and AMRIT stores in the state.

Principal JMC Dr Sunanda Raina, Director Health Services Kashmir Dr Kunzes Dolma, Director Health Services Jammu Dr Samir Mattoo, Managing Director JKMSCL Shiv Kumar Gupta, Managing Director NHM Bhupinder Kumar, Controller Drugs & Food Control Organization Lotika Khajuria and others attended the meeting.

The Principal Secretary said that the main objectives of the Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra scheme are to reduce the unit cost of treatment per person, particularly for the poor and disadvantaged, so as to reduce out of pocket expenses in healthcare, specifically those suffering from chronic ailments, through exclusive outlets called Jan Aushadhi Kendras.

Dulloo asked the Directorate Health Services Jammu and Kashmir to identify adequate space within the Hospital Premises for Jan Aushadhi Kendras. He added that the stores should be situated conspicuously to allow free access to the patients and consumers.

In order to make these ventures successful, poor friendly and job-creating for youth, the Principal Secretary directed for framing a comprehensive policy regarding the allotment of stores to the Private entrepreneur Kendras, who are unemployed possessing a technical qualification in Pharmacy.

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