India’s fight against Covid applauded globally, 7 more vaccines is in pipeline: Mansukh Mandaviya

Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India was speaking at the curtain raiser event for the 6th edition of annual program ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’ scheduled on 25-26 February and 1-2 March 2021

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Image-Union D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers releasing the publication at the Curtain Raiser Press Conference on 6th Edition of Annual Program on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Device Sector – ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’, in New Delhi on February 08, 2021.
New Delhi: “India is at the forefront of the global fight against COVID-19 and is being applauded globally not only for its fight against the pandemic but also for the remarkable efforts made by Bharat Biotech on developing an indigenous vaccine and Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer in partnership with AstraZeneca to develop and manufacturer vaccines for India and the world that are completely safe & efficient,” stated Mr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Govt. of India while speaking at the curtain raiser event for the 6th edition of annual program on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device sector – ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’ scheduled on 25-26 February and 1-2 March 2021.
“Currently, the development of 7 more vaccines is in pipeline. India has launched the world’s largest Covid – 19 vaccination program and is at the center of the global effort to provide vaccines to many developing & developed countries both as grants and on a commercial basis,” stated Mr Mandaviya.
The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India jointly with FICCI and Invest India is organizing the four-day INDIA PHARMA 2021 and INDIA MEDICAL DEVICE 2021 is an annual flagship event of the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). The theme for this year India Pharma is ‘Indian Pharma Industry: “Future is Now” and for India Medical Device is “India MedTech Future: Innovate & Make in India through Global Alliance”. The Conference is being organized via virtual platform.
Mandaviya said that under the leadership of Narendra Modi, the industry has been given a platform to work closely with the government and together chart out a path of progress for the industry and the country. “Owing to the paramount importance of the pharmaceuticals and medical devices sector, the India Pharma & Medical Devices 2021 is a timely affair and will allow us to deliberate upon the opportunities and key challenges in the areas of the sectors. Salient components of the event include a showcase of investment opportunities in India, panel discussions with industry leaders, International Drug Regulator Session, India Pharma & Medical Device Awards, and a discussion of sectoral startups.”
Minister said he is confident that this conference will help us unlock potential, achieve the required levels of penetration in the sectors, and catalyze innovation. “I am sure that this edition of the event will encourage both the domestic companies and the global players to Make in India for the world. I look forward to meeting you all during the event.”