Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with leaders of pharmaceutical industry via video conferencing and appreciated the crucial role of the pharma sector in the fight against the pandemic.
PM Modi appreciated the way the pharma industry is working even in such trying conditions.
The Prime Minister remarked that it is because of the efforts of the pharma industry that today India is identified as ‘pharmacy of world’.
The Prime Minister stated that despite all the challenges, the Indian pharma industry has also registered a growth of 18 per cent in exports last year, which shows its potential.
Noting the second wave of the virus and rising number of cases, PM Modi commended the pharma industry for their efforts to increase production of several necessary drugs.
He appreciated them for reducing the price of injections like Remdesivir. To keep the supply of medicines and essential medical equipment going smoothly, Modi urged the pharma industry to ensure seamless supply chains.
The Prime Minister also extended government’s support for facilities like Logistics and Transportation. The leaders of the Pharma industry appreciated the proactive help and support received from the Government.
They highlighted the efforts made over the last one year in ensuring availability of drugs keeping manufacturing and logistics operational.