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30 countries pumping resources for a great initiative !

Thirty countries and the World Health Organisation has launched an initiative aimed at sharing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools to tackle the global coronavirus pandemic. While the developing nations’ push, called the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool, was welcomed by groups including Doctors Without Borders, a drug industry alliance questioned if it would really boost collaboration or broaden access to COVID-19 ... Read More »

Dr Swati Rajagopal says Indians have better Immunity !

Indians may have a better chance of surviving the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). India’s herd-based immunity is due to extensive microbial load. General exposure to a variety of pathogens makes them immunologically strong and they are not susceptible to infection as much as other populations, said Dr Swati Rajagopal, consultant, infectious disease & travel medicine, Aster CMI Hospital.Moreover, turmeric used in ... Read More »

Reduce your Waste !

Separate garbage into Biodegradable/Non- biodegradable substance Think about how much trash you make in a year. Reducing the amount of solid waste you produce in a year means taking up less space in landfillsBuying concentrated or multipurpose products also helps to lower your trash outputAt work, when taking your lunch hour, avoid buying takeaway meals, which produce large quantities of ... Read More »

Access to essential medicines from G-20 nations !

Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal has called upon the G-20 nations to ensure access to essential medicines, treatments and vaccines at affordable prices. He also stressed to focus on immediate and concrete actions that can ease the distress being faced by people all over the world due to COVID-19 pandemic. Goyal said that the unprecedented situation calls for ... Read More »

Pharmacies: an Essential part of Healthcare Infrastructure

Pharmacies should be considered as an integral part of the healthcare infrastructure and government should allow tax breaks on essential medical supplies, according to industry sources. Further to this, it should be given rebates, incentives, subsidies to make sure that pharmacies thrive and are able to provide essentials medicines to the last leg, according to Arushi Jain, executive director, StayHappi ... Read More »

Global industry players to participate at India’s first virtual expo !

Dr Sangita Reddy, President, FICCI announced the launch of ‘Virtual Healthcare and Hygiene Expo 2020’ (VH&H Expo 2020) – India’s first International virtual exhibition and conference organized by FICCI from 22-26 June 2020. This is the first time that an event will be organised on virtual platform and digitally accessed by buyers from across the globe. The first edition of ... Read More »

Solar Energy making Pharma Industry Greener !

Adoption of solar energy can be a game-changer for the pharma sector, however, only proper implementation will bring in the desired results. The pharmaceutical sector in India is one of the largest producers of generic drugs in the world, however, it also happens to be a major contributor to pollution in and around areas where the facilities are located. As Raj Prabhu, CEO, ... Read More »

Serving Free Food Daily, this Bengaluru man inspires many !

He not only began distributing food to these people for free, but inspired many to aid him in his philanthropic venture. “I saw scores of people from villages and other states waiting outside hospitals as they cannot afford hotels. After spending huge sums on treatments and medicines, they barely have anything left. In times when they are already worried, hunger worsens ... Read More »

Adopting smart manufacturing concepts will build up production and profitability for Indian Pharma !

Technology adoption for the pharma sector in India is pivotal to kick-start pharma manufacturing at a time when access to workforce is difficult due to the COVID-19 lockdown. The current phase has brought a standstill to all industry operations across the country. Smart manufacturing is a technology-driven approach to automate, monitor operations, increase production performance and ensure profitability. Just as ... Read More »

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