Amid lockdown many Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras(PMBJK)  under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers are accepting the orders for medicines on WhatsApp and e-mail, where on the basis of uploaded prescriptions medicines are delivered at the doorsteps of the patients.

This novel move is ensuring use of technology for facilitating easier procurement of medicines by the users.

Complimenting PMBJKs for this initiative Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda said, ” it is heartening to note that many PMBJKs are using modern communication tools including social media plataforms like Whatsapp to provide better services in effecting faster delivery of essential medicines to the needy.”

PMBJKs are working under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana ( PMBJP).

At present threre are over 6300 PMBJKs functioning in 726 districts of the country ensuring supply of quality medicines at affordable prices.

These medicine are cheaper by about 50% to 90% on an average. In April 2020 around 52,crore Rupees worth of medicine have been supplied throught the country.

SOURCE – DD NEWS

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