Samina Hamied, Well being Information, ET HealthWorld

The epidemic has hastened our efforts to achieve self-sufficiency: Samina HamiedShahid Akhter, editor, ETHealthworld, spoke to Samina Hamied, Government Vice Chairperson, Cipla, to know extra concerning the pulse of the pharma trade through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Taking classes from the pandemic, how is the trade shifting in the direction of self-sufficiency to enhance accessibility of medicines?
The pharmaceutical trade has witnessed super transformation because the Nineteen Fifties and right this moment we aren’t solely assembly the home demand but in addition exporting to round 200 international locations on the earth. One of many necessary classes learnt through the COVID-19 pandemic is of self-reliance in APIs to minimise dependency for imports. The Authorities has aimed to develop India as a worldwide healthcare hub by way of the PLI Scheme for promotion of home manufacturing of vital Key Beginning Supplies (KSMs)/ Drug Intermediates and Energetic Pharmaceutical Elements (APIs) in India together with Scheme for Promotion of Bulk Drug Parks.

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