Covid-19: Pharma companies to play important role in India

The Indian pharmaceutical companies are well-known for producing affordable low-cost medicines and in upcoming time these companies will play an important role in the global fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic that has affected over 2.5 million people across the world, India’s top diplomat here has said.

Taranjit Singh Sandhu, India’s diplomat said that India and the US are prepared to face this pandemic situation. India is one of the largest producers of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine. India has sent the drug to over 50 countries over the last few days, including the United States, he further added.

“Indian pharmaceutical companies are global leaders in producing affordable low-cost medicines and will play an important role in the fight against this pandemic,” Sandhu said in his video conferencing with Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Puneet Talwar.

“Perhaps the most successful tangible example of our successful bilateral cooperation in recent years was the development of the rotavirus vaccine, which saves thousands of lives every year,” he said.

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