PLI schemes for Pharma and Medical Devices to make India secure

It will not only help reduce our import burden, but also help us become secure in critical drugs

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Last Updated on December 31, 2023 by The Health Master

Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, said this week that the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) schemes for the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors would go a long way in making the country secure when it comes to critical drugs.

Speaking at the inaugural session of the first Global Innovation Summit 2021 organised by the Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA), the minister thanked the domestic pharma industry for playing a stellar role in supplying medicines and vaccines amid the C-19 pandemic.

”The Prime Minister has given the vision of Atma Nirbhar Bharat that is a self-reliant India. In recent times, India has announced different PLI schemes for pharmaceuticals and medical device. It will not only help reduce our import burden, but also help us become secure in critical drugs, ” Mandaviya noted.

Appreciating the efforts of the industry during the pandemic, he said that the Indian pharma sector thrived in the challenging time and proved itself as the pharmacy of the world.

”In the initial period of pandemic, India provided medical drugs to 150 countries in the time of need. We are still continuing the supply of essential drugs,” he stated.

He added that under the leadership of PM Modi, India is focusing on the complete cycle of pharmaceuticals, starting with innovation, R&D to finished products.

He said. “Our research policy on health is also at an advanced stage, which will provide the right platform for innovation for our scholars,”

Mandaviya noted that India has all necessary infrastructures and ecosystems to become the leader in the pharma space.

”This pandemic has given the world so many lessons, and the importance of drug security is one of them. I urge the world to join the journey of discovery in India, “Make in India and invest in India,” he stated.

He further said, ”I am very much confident that India will achieve a very ambitious target of a $130 billion pharma industry by 2030.

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