Public will have access to Jan Aushadhi (generic medicines) at petrol pumps belonging to state-run fuel retailers across the nation soon. As per minister for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, pharmacies could be set up at petrol pumps in the future to help the people in need.
This is being done considering making cheap drugs accessible to masses along with improving the revenue of state-run petrol pumps.
“We are trying that pharmacy wing of the ministry of chemicals and fertilisers’ common service centres should also be opened at our petrol pumps,” Pradhan said.
Petrol pumps may also be permissible to offer pharmaceuticals, groceries and other products. At present, it offers a bouquet of services such as ATMs, service stations, convenience stores and PUC amenities to improve value and convenience to customers.