Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra: Sales up to Rs 100 crores
On June 1, 2020, the Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra achieved sales up to Rs 100.40 crores in the first two months of the financial year 2020-21. The sales were high as compared to the sales in the same two months period of 2019-20.
The Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendra have saved Rs 800 crores through the sales of medicines in the two months of the financial year 2020-21. The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI) are responsible for the success. It is the BPPI that implements Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana through the network of Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Kendra.
Role of BPPI
Currently BPPI is actively working to fight against COVID-19. It is maintaining adequate stock of medicines that are under great demand such as Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Paracetamol. It also holds adequate stocks of hand sanitizers and face masks. BPPI also places purchase order of procurement of medicines of high demand to friendly countries.
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