: The Centre in collaboration with various State Governments will launch countrywide ‘Jan Aushadhi’ campaign to provide generic drugs and reduce expenses to purchase medicines.

Special Jan Aushadhi generic drug stores will be set up in different parts of the country to make quality generic medicines available at affordable prices, according to a press release from the Press Information Bureau here on Thursday.

During the 12{+t}{+h}Five Year Plan, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare proposes to start an initiative for free supply of essential medicines.

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