New Delhi: Amid lockdown many Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers are accepting the orders for medicines on WhatsApp and e-mail, where on the basis of uploaded prescriptions medicines are delivered at the doorsteps of the patients.
This novel move is ensuring use of technology for facilitating easier procurement of medicines by the users. At present threre are over 6300 PMBJKs functioning in 726 districts of the country ensuring supply of quality medicines at affordable prices. These medicines are cheaper by about 50% to 90% on an average. In April 2020 medicines worth of around Rs. 52 crore have been supplied throughout the country. In addition, supply arrangements with India Post has also been made for supply to remotely located stores.