Session on Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana

 Feb 24: On 24 February 2023, the Ministry of External Affairs and Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers jointly organised an interactive session for Heads of Missions from almost 100 partner countries in the Global South on the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadi Pariyojana’ (PMBJP) programme. The conference was graced by External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers and Health & Family Welfare Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.

EAM highlighted that PMBJP is a flagship public welfare programme championed by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi over the last eight years. This conference is a great initiative that brings all the stakeholders together to work towards the larger goal of an equitable, inclusive and healthy planet as envisioned by PM Shri Narendra Modi. EAM offered all the necessary support to partner countries to help them establish and implement public-centric schemes akin to PMBJP in their countries.

Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Dr Mansukh Mandaviya stated that PM Shri Narendra Modi had aptly described India as the ‘pharmacy of the world’. Ministry of Chemical and Fertilizers with a vision to enable the Indian pharmaceuticals industry to play a leading role in the global market and to ensure abundant availability of good quality pharmaceuticals of mass consumption at reasonable prices, had been working tirelessly to contribute towards the greater good of mankind.

​‘Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya JanaushadiPariyojana’ (PMBJP) is a successful health & empowerment scheme of the Government of India (GoI) implemented by the Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI), a Society under the aegis of the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers. The scheme ensures access to quality medicines for all sections of the population, especially the vulnerable and the deprived, at an affordable price.

CEO of PMBI made a presentation on the elements of the PMBJP scheme and how India can support partner countries to emulate the programme in their respective countries thereby enabling the delivery of high-quality medicines to their citizens while saving a substantial amount to the public exchequer. An interactive Q&A session was also held.

Heads of Mission of India residents in the invitee countries also joined this conference virtually from their respective capitals. PMBI and Pharmexcil showcased their concept and products in their respective booths, which were visited by the participants.

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