Public will now be able to track the information regarding their medicines they have been prescribed, their availability and prices through a new application on their smart phones.
A new application known as ‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ has been introduced by NPPA that will help consumers to know the prices of scheduled medicines and non-scheduled medicines which are under price regulation after the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST).
‘Pharma Sahi Daam’ is an online search tool which will indicate the MRP of the medicines (inclusive of VAT). This app will facilitate consumers to verify whether medicines are being sold within the approved price range and also to detect any case of overpricing by pharmaceutical company/chemist.
The app, developed by NPPA, provides information on the prices of scheduled medicines that are under price regulation as well as non-scheduled medicines. It also provides information about the nearest chemists and has a list of Jan-Aushadhi stores nearby
Apart from tracking the percentage of change in the cost of medicines, people can also register a complaint in case of overcharging of medicines on PHARMA JAN SAMADHAN website. (http://nppaindia.nic.in/redressal.html).
Helpline number: 1800111255
Whatsapp number; 9695736333
To download the app click on the link given below.