The Centre will sign an MoU with Karnataka on October 2 in Bengaluru to open 200 Jan Aushadhi centres in Karnataka.
Union Chemicals and Fertilizer Minister Ananth Kumar announced this to Karnataka Health and Family Welfare Minister Ramesh Kumar when the latter met him at Delhi on Monday. The PM’s Jan Aushadhi centres sell drugs at a discount to MRP. These centres will sell 580 generic drugs, according to Anath Kumar. The Centre will open 168 centres at district and taluk hospitals.The government has already opened 32 centres at community health centres, he said. The Centre will provide Rs 2.5 lakh per centre, and the state government must take steps to provide these inexpensive drugs to people, he said.