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The Union Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda addressing at the inaugural ceremony of the “India Pharma- 2019 and India Medical Device -2019”, in Bangalore on February 18, 2019.

India Pharma 2019 & India Medical Device 2019 Inaugurated; To be held in Bengaluru on 18th – 19th February

Newdelhi:18/2/19:While India continues to maintain leadership position in manufacturing and supply of high quality generic medicines, the Government’s focus is on improving access to affordable healthcare for all and contribute to the largest Government-funded healthcare programme in the world, Ayushman Bharat”, said Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Statistics and Programme Implementation, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda, while inaugurating the 4th edition of India’s biggest Global Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices, in Bengaluru today. The occasion was also graced by the presence of Union Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilizers, Road Transport and Highways, Shipping, Shri Mansukh L Mandaviya.

The event is being organized by Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, along with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The theme of ‘India Pharma 2019’ is ‘Enabling Quality Affordable Healthcare & that of ‘India Medical Device 2019’ is ‘Accelerating Growth to Achieve Universal Healthcare’. This conference is an endeavour of this Government to provide affordable, quality healthcare to citizens of the country and also to encourage ‘Make in India’ while promoting the growth and development of Indian Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry.

In his address, Shri Gowda remembered the late Union Cabinet Minister Shri Ananthkumar for his vision to bring all stakeholders of pharma and medical devices industry on one platform through this conference and to help the Government to bring policy changes for removing roadblocks by addressing the pressing issues in this sector. The Government continues to strive to increase the ease of doing business in India through such initiatives.

 

The Union Minister for Statistics & Programme Implementation and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri D.V. Sadananda Gowda lighting the lamp at the inaugural ceremony of the “India Pharma- 2019 and India Medical Device -2019”, in Bangalore on February 18, 2019. The Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemicals & Fertilizers, Shri Mansukh L. Mandaviya and the Minister for Large & Medium Scale Industries, Karnataka, Shri K.J. George are also seen.

During the 2-day event, thematic sessions are being held on areas of Artificial Intelligence in Pharma, Import Export issues, Biologicals, Biopharmaceuticals and New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the Pharmaceutical Sector. For the Medical Device Sector, thematic sessions are focusing on Diagnostics Ecosystem, Ease of Doing Business and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Framework. Technical workshop by World Health Organization will help in addressing key challenges before the industry and will also provide tremendous business linkages to the participating companies.

Annual India Pharma & Medical Device awards were conferred by Shri Gowda during the inaugural session for various categories including India Pharma Leader Award, India Pharma Innovation of Year Award, India Pharma Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme of the Year Award, India Medical Devices Company of the Year Award and India Pharma Swachhta Champion Award. A Knowledge paper on ‘Evolution to Revolution: By Use of Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics in Pharma’ was also released during the session by the Minister.

During the 2-day event, thematic sessions are being held on areas of Artificial Intelligence in Pharma, Import Export issues, Biologicals, Biopharmaceuticals and New Chemical Entities (NCEs) for the Pharmaceutical Sector. For the Medical Device Sector, thematic sessions are focusing on Diagnostics Ecosystem, Ease of Doing Business and Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Framework. Technical workshop by World Health Organization will help in addressing key challenges before the industry and will also provide tremendous business linkages to the participating companies.

Annual India Pharma & Medical Device awards were conferred by Shri Gowda during the inaugural session for various categories including India Pharma Leader Award, India Pharma Innovation of Year Award, India Pharma Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Programme of the Year Award, India Medical Devices Company of the Year Award and India Pharma Swachhta Champion Award. A Knowledge paper on ‘Evolution to Revolution: By Use of Artificial Intelligence & Advanced Analytics in Pharma’ was also released during the session by the Minister.

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