Newdelhi:8/2/21:Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mr. D V Sadananda Gowda, and Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya today addressed the curtain-raiser Press Conference on the 6th Edition of ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’. The Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, jointly with FICCI & Invest India is organizing the 6th edition of the annual program on Pharmaceuticals & Medical Device sector – ‘India Pharma & India Medical Device 2021’ scheduled on 25-26 February & 1-2 March 2021.
Briefing the media, Mr. Gowda said, “Healthcare continues to be an integral part of the Government’s priorities with an emphasis on medicines at affordable rates, increasing the accessibility to diagnosis and treatment, boost local manufacturing of medical equipment, and encouraging innovation to further reduce the cost of healthcare. The government through its various policies and schemes is encouraging the manufacturing of affordable medical devices and pharmaceuticals under its ‘Make in India’ initiative. The India Pharma 2021 & India Medical Device 2021 will lay the groundwork for the next wave of development.”
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya said that under the leadership of Shri Narendra Modi, the industry has been given a platform to work closely with the government and together chart out a path of progress. He highlighted that India has been applauded globally in its fight against Covid. During the pandemic, Indian Pharma industries supplied the necessary medicines to over 120 countries while fulfilling the country’s own needs. He said that India has launched the world’s largest Covid19 vaccination program and is at the center of the global effort to provide vaccines to other countries.
Ms S Aparna, Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals mentioned that in spite of various challenges during the pandemic year, pharma & medical device sector has shown positive growth. To further provide business linkages & remove bottlenecks in the growth of the sector, this edition of the event will be organized virtually and participants from across the globe will participate, she added.
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 participants will 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. The Conference is being organized via virtual platform.