• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2017, Volume: 10, Issue: 41, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Addressing Health Costs and a Business Opportunity for Self-help Groups for Poor


Objective: This research is focused on community pharmacy as a business proposal for the Self Help Groups, which help them not only as a business, but also reduce their own families and communities’ dependence on commercially operated pharmacies for the majority of health needs. The key factors that can be used by policy makers to select the groups who can run the business are explored in the study. Methods: A descriptive empirical research method was followed and analysis of data carried out using SPSS statistical package. Findings: The findings include that the group members’ demographic factors contribute much to their opting for community pharmacy. Improvements: The suggestions include the characteristics of the group members to be focused on by government agencies and the practical steps to start and grow the business through.

Keywords: Community Pharmacy, Jan Aushadhi, Self-help Groups


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