CM Biren launches PMBJP in Manipur
IMPHAL,May 5 (EMN): Chief Minister N Biren Singh launched Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) by opening the first Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Jan Aushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) of the State at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences here on Friday. The scheme was launched to ensure access to good quality medicines at a cheaper price.
Biren, Union Minister of State for Chemical and Fertilizers Mansukh L Mandaviya and Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar attended the launching function.
Speaking on the occasion, Biren said that human lives are infinitely precious and the Central Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is committed to providing quality medicines at an affordable price to the people of the country.
As such, the State Government decided to launch the scheme at the earliest possible time soon after Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya discussed the matter with him during his last visit to the State about two weeks back, the he said.
He added that people would now get generic medicines, which have same compositions with branded drugs, at a much cheaper price from PMBJKs.
Stating that sincerity is the key to good governance, chief minister conveyed that he had directed his Council of Ministers to serve the people with utmost honesty and sincerity.
Regarding his Government’s commitment towards bringing egalitarian development in the State, the Chief Minister said that he would convene review meetings of developmental works and projects being undertaken in all the districts regularly.
In his speech, Union MoS Mandaviya stated that the Central Government had vowed to take on the mantle of making healthcare affordable to the middle class and poor people of the country.
Saying that people need not to worry about the quality of generic medicines available under PMBJP, the Union Minister clarified that these medicines/drugs had been tested at multiple levels and certified by WHO.
Health and Family Welfare Minister L Jayantakumar also urged the public not to spread wrong propaganda against generic medicines. He said that quality had not been compromised in manufacturing generic medicines, which are to be distributed under PMBJP. He expressed hope that the medical fraternity of the State would join hand with the Government in making PMBJP a success. It may be mentioned that the Government provides more than 600 medicines and 154 medical devices at an affordable price through PMBJKs.