Jan Aushadhi Jan Jagran Abhiyan- Health Heritage Walk

The health heritage walks were held on the 4th day of the Jan Aushadhi Diwas weeklong celebrations in 10 cities to spread the message of wellbeing from physical exercise and walking, as well as to spread the message of affordable and quality generic medications which can be availed from Janaushadhi Kendras.

Overview:

  • Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Health, Chemicals and Fertilizers, and other dignitaries took part in a health heritage walk at Purana Qila in New Delhi to raise awareness about health benefits of walking as well as generic medicines available at Jan Aushadhi Kendras.
  • A weeklong celebration of Jan Aushadhi Diwas was started from 1st March 2022 by the Pharmaceuticals & Medical Devices Bureau of India (PMBI). Various events are being conducted throughout the week for this Jan Aushadhi diwas.
  • On the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd March 2022, PMBI has already organised Jan Aushadhi Sankalp Yatra, Matri Shakti Samman, and Jan Aushadhi Bal Mitra respectively, across the country.

What are Generic Medicines?

A drug that imitates brand-name drugs with respect to effect, strength, form, dosage, quality, administration, and safety is known as Generic Medicine. FDA approval for prescription and consumption has to be obtained by a generic drug. A person can easily buy generic medicines either from a local drug store or online. The purchase of these generic medicines helps the patient in saving money on their medication bills. Generic medicines are cost-effective and hence are very popular in India.

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