Government will help pharma companies in ensuring smooth manufacturing of life saving drugs: Himachal CM
CM was interacting with representatives of major pharma companies
Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that the State Government would provide all possible help to the pharma companies in Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh area to ensure smooth manufacturing of various lifesaving drugs including hydroxychloroquine. Chief Minister was interacting with the representatives of major pharma companies like Cadila, Dr. Reddys, Alchemist and Torrent through video conferencing from Shimla today.
Chief Minister said that the State Government would take all necessary steps for smooth movement of workforce besides strengthening the supply chain of raw material and medicines from the pharma companies. He said that sufficient number of trucks would be provided to facilitate transportation of medicines from these companies.
He also appreciated the efforts of the pharma industry for resuming production in majority of their units. He said that about 250 pharma units have resumed production in the area. He said that most of these companies were meeting out worldwide demand of hydroxychloroquine medicine, in wake of coronavirus pandemic.
The representatives of the various Pharma companies appreciated the steps taken by the State Government to facilitate them to start their operations.
Chief Secretary Anil Khachi and other senior officers attended the meeting.