Gurgaon, Aug.5 : Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers Ananth Kumar today inaugurated the modernised general tablet section of IDPL Gurgaon Plant.
Speaking on the occasion, Kumar said his department is working on ‘Make-In-India’ mantra, and this unit of IDPL is a step in that direction.
He assured the government’s full support in enhancing the efficiency and productivity of public sector undertakings like IDPL.
Kumar said that providing affordable and good quality medicines to masses of the country is important and public sector undertakings have an important role to play as they are not driven by profit motive, but also serve public interest.
He assured that PSUs will not be sold. Instead, a model will be developed for leveraging their assets to make them financially sustainable.
Kumar said that a task force will be set up soon to look into all these aspects.
He said that his ministry is working in close coordination with other concerned departments of the government and state governments as Team India for attaining health security.
Kumar said that Jan Aushadhi will be revamped soon. He informed that Pharma Cluster, Pharma Parks and Medical Devices Parks are also a step in this direction.
The general tablet section of IDPL, Gurgaon Plant has been upgraded at the cost of Rs.3 crore as per “Revised Sch -M” requirement and GMP certificate has been obtained.
After modernization, this plant will be able to launch new products in the field of diabetes, oncology, NSAIDS, antibiotics-3rd Generation, nephrology and cardiology, including other segments of lifestyle diseases at affordable price and will play a vital role in providing the medicines at reasonable rate for the common people.
IDPL is one of the central public sector enterprises under the Department of Pharmaceuticals engaged in manufacturing and marketing of a large number of medicines for the masses.
The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, and Secretary, Department of Pharmaceuticals, Dr. V.K. Subburaj, were also present in the occasion. (ANI)