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Medicines at our doorstep !

To ensure an undeterred supply of medicines in the country during the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of a novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) through community transmission, the Government of India has allowed offline pharmacy stores to deliver medicines at people’s doorsteps, adhering the issued norms in the notification. A notification published by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare ... Read More »

India’s approach towards COVID-19 testing !

In a move that indicates India is readying for massive novel coronavirus (COVID-19) testing, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has sought price quotes for the supply of 10 lakh antibody kits (serological test) for diagnosis of COVID-19. It will also procure 7 lakh RNA extraction kits, for a method which is currently used for COVID-19 testing in the country. ... Read More »

3 ‘Bulk Drug Parks’ to be built by the government in the next 5 years !

The government has initiated measures to ensure adequate domestic production of raw materials going into pharmaceutical drug manufacturing amid coronavirus outbreak. The decision will help Indian manufacturers reduce their over-dependence on China for key raw materials. Almost three-fourth of raw materials used by pharmaceutical manufacturers in India are currently imported from China. The government has announced it will promote common ... Read More »

Nature Doesn’t need People..People need Nature !

Nature is essential to every aspect of human life and well-being — we want to make sure it’s included in the conversation. People are taking more from nature than it has to give, and as a result, we’re putting our own lives on the line.Nature’s message to humanity is simple: Nature doesn’t need people. People need nature.Nature would survive the ... Read More »

COVID-19 testing to be released by Vikor Scientific !

Vikor Scientific, a high complexity CLIA certified and CAP-accredited laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, has announced that the company is in the process of validating the COVID-19 testing and it is expected to be released this week pending US FDA approval. The testing will be conducted via the QuantStudio 12K Flex Open Array from Thermo Fisher, which is an industry-leading ... Read More »

APIs & Formulations face no shortage in the country !

The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has been assured by pharma industry body IDMA that there is no shortage of active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations in the country due to coronavirus outbreak, Rajya Sabha was informed on Friday. “NPPA has informed that they have not received any reference regarding shortage of active pharmaceutical ingredients. The Indian Drug Manufacturers Association (IDMA) has assured that its members have ... Read More »

Health Plan for Online Doctors by Practo !

Practo, India’s leading digital healthcare platform, announced the launch of a new monthly healthcare plan under the umbrella of Practo Plus. Priced at Rs. 399, it is a subscription-based healthcare plan that provides unlimited online consultations with doctors from over 20 specialities. This cost-effective plan has been conceived with an aim at making quality healthcare affordable and accessible to all. This plan ... Read More »

18 countries receive Bullet Proof Jackets exported from India !

India is supplying bullet proof jackets to 18 countries, the Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Wednesday. In a reply to a question about the scale of production of the Bullet Proof Jackets in the country and the countries to which these jackets were being exported, Rajnath Singh said, “Bullet Proof Jackets are also being exported ... Read More »

Soon iVEDA Portal to be launched to track drugs for export !

The central government will soon launch Integrated Validation of Exports of Drugs from India and its Authentication (iVEDA) portal for drug authentication and tracking and tracing of the drug supply. iVEDA portal developed by the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) will replace Drugs Authentication and Verification Application (DAVA) portal which has hit technical glitches hampering manufacturers and exporters ... Read More »

INDIA to be on the map of Gene Data !

India’s plan to focus on two national-level programmes to build genomic data of the population and crops is expected to help the country in developing personalised drugs, tackle disease and increase yield in crops, experts said. It is also an attempt by the country to build genomic data of South Asians, who are largely under represented in the databases existing ... Read More »

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