“Despite the condition in the sales contract that only generic drugs could be sold through Jan Aushadhi pharmacies, it was found that some merchants were selling expensive brand name drugs. Nishanth Nair, nodal project officer in Kerala, the Hindu said Tuesday that most soon-to-be closed stores are in Ernakulam district. There are 456 Jan Aushadhi drug dealers in the state and about 100 of them are in Thrissur district alone. BPPI Valid RATE CONTRACT/Agreement for surgical items They also found that they violated the standard that generic drugs that should be distributed by BPPI alone should be sold through these stores,” he said. List of current drug contracts rates as in April 2016 The Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), the enforcement agency of Pradhan Mantri Janaushadhi Pariyojana, the central system that promotes the use of generic drugs, including those for heart disease, cancer and diabetes, also plans to strengthen standards for the implementation of these drugs. The official said about 50 new stores will open in the state over the next 15 and a half months. In August, a new depot is expected to open in Chennai, from which drug owners could buy drugs directly rather than rely solely on local merchants, Nair added. Mr Nair said the online application system for licensing drug sales had been shut down. In Kerala, it was found that three to four people within a three- to five-kilometre radius applied for a licence. Although it is contrary to BPPI standards, senior officials were unable to verify or verify their registration information individually, as the entire process was online. Drug approvals for 44 Jan Aushadhi stores, which sell generic drugs at affordable prices in the state, will soon be revoked following widespread complaints about their operations, including drug shortages and the alleged sale of expensive brand-name drugs.
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya Hon`ble Minister of State Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemicals – General Public is hereinified and has warned that Bureau of Pharma Public Sector Undertakings of India is the only agency for the opening pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra throughout India, and it does not have a subsidiary. Therefore, before Kendra opens, please contact our helpline for consumers 1800-180-8080. Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda Hon`ble Minister (Chemicals – Fertilizers) Some of these store owners were unwilling to use the software ordered by the BPPI to monitor their operation, Nair said.