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Janaushadhi Sugam

  • 28 Aug 2019
  • 2 min read

Recently, the Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched a mobile application called “Janaushadhi Sugam”, which will help people locate nearby Janaushadhikendras.

  • Janaushadhi Sugam” mobile application would help people to:
    • Locate nearby Janaushadhi Kendra (through Google Map).
    • Search Janaushadhi generic medicines.
    • Analyse product comparison of Generic vs Branded medicine in form of MRP & overall savings, etc.
  • The Minister also announced that “Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin” will now be available at only One Rupee per pad.
  • Jan Aushadhi Suvidha Oxo-Biodegradable Sanitary Napkin
    • In a huge push for women hygiene, the government slashed the price of sanitary napkins sold from its Jan Aushadhi Kendras to Rs 1 per piece from Rs 2.50 earlier.
    • According to the Ministry of State Chemicals & Fertilizers, about 28 million girls are reported to be leaving education because of lack of availability of good quality Sanitary Napkin” pads at a reasonable cost.
    • This will ensure ‘Swachhta, Swasthya and Suvidha’ for the underprivileged women of the country
    • These napkins biodegrade automatically when it comes in contact with oxygen after being discarded.
  • These steps will help in fulfilling of vision of Affordable and Quality Healthcare for all and dream of Clean India & Green India.

Source: PIB

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