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Union Minister visits Jan Aushadhi Kendra at Pulwama

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'Govt committed to provide quality and affordable healthcare'

PULWAMA, MARCH 07: Union Minister of State for Shipping (IC), Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya today said that the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Yojana (PMJAY) has provided a great relief to the patients belonging to the economically weaker sections of the society and major part of the basic income spent on the costly medicines is being saved since the inception of the scheme.

He made these remarks while inaugurating a function to celebrate Jan Aushadhi Diwas at District Administrative Complex Pulwama here today.

The Union Minister said that it is a great moment for the people of Pulwama that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is directly interacting with the beneficiaries of the PMJAY. He appealed the people to avail the benefits of the scheme. He said that the aim of the scheme is to provide affordable medicine and sustainable source of employment. He added that lakhs of people are being benefited from Jan Aushadhi Kendra’s all across the country on daily basis.

Mandaviya appealed the youth of Pulwama to come forward to start their own Jan Aushadhi Kendras and become independent and self-reliant. He ensured ample stocking of Jan Aushadhi medicine.

The Union Minister was accompanied by  IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, DIG South, Atul Kumar, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama Dr Raghav Langer, Director Health Services, Dr Sameer Mattoo, State Drug Controller,  Lotika Khujaria, SP Pulwama Ashish Mishra and other senior civil, police officers and other officials.

On the occasion, the Union Minister distributed baby kits among the mothers of newly born girl children under Beti Bacho Beti Padhao scheme and Sanitary kits (Suvidha) among the adolescent girls. He also felicitated the newly recruited staff nurses under NHM/DNB Courses.

Earlier, the Minister visited Jan Aushadhi Kendra at District Hospital Pulwama where he took stock of availability of medicine and other facilities.

While interacting with the beneficiaries, pharmacists and distributors of the scheme the Minister said that Government has taken an initiative to make affordable and quality generic medicines popular among the people through the scheme. He urged creating awareness about the scheme so that no poor person suffers due to non-availability of affordable medicines.

Later, several public delegations, deputations and Individuals met the Minister and projected issues like upgradation of civic amenities, education, road connectivity, drinking water, Power supply, adequate healthcare facilities and public importance demands and sought his intervention in resolving the issues.

The Minister gave a patient hearing to the deputations and assured that their genuine demands will be examined on priority and addressed on merit.

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