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Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS)

Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) is an ambitious program conceived and implemented by Govt. of Gujarat to provide generic medicines at affordable prices. Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) pharmacy reflects Govt. of Gujarat’s strong commitment to reduce the cost of treatment or out-of- pocket expenditure for the patients. Lakhs of patients will benefit from this initiative. Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) would be selling generic drugs (all specialties), and implants at very affordable prices. Patients can buy medicines and implants at up to 80 percent cheaper prices than the open market from Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS).

Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) will sell drugs at significant discount on market rates, based on authentic prescriptions from doctors not only to patients Govt. hospitals but also even to patients availing treatment at other hospitals. Stores will be established in Govt. hospital premises or where ever Govt. space is available in the first phase.

Products

Drugs stores operated under this scheme shall have the following products:

  • Generic drugs
  • Specialized drugs for tertiary care
  • Over the counter drugs
  • Surgical implants (in next phase of implementation)
  • Hospital consumables

Quality

All drugs dispensed through Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) will subject to stringent quality checks through NABL accredited laboratory.

Rollout Plan

In first phase, 52 Deendayal Prime Minister Jan Aushadhi Store(DPMJAS) Pharmacies would be setup in major hospitals across all districts. The pharmacies in medical colleges would be running 24 X 7. About 1000 drugs to be made available in the beginning, including around 500 Essential Drug List (EDL) drugs and rest Non EDL drugs. In the next phase, number of drugs will be increased to 2000. The stores around the medical colleges will also have drugs envisaged under AMRIT (Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment) covering around 1500-2000 drugs.

Adequate staff to be recruited to run the drug stores & utilize latest software and hardware. Stores will be computerised and citizen amenities will be provided including furniture, air conditioning etc.

In the second phase, it is proposed to expand the network to around 500-1000 stores across the state. These stores will cover even taluka locations. There will be multiple stores in the bigger towns and cities.