Import of drug’s raw material impacted

  • Published
    30th Apr, 2021

GS-II: Polity and Governance

  • Issues Relating to Development and Management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health

GS-II: International Relation

  • India and its Neighborhood- Relations.
Context

India’s pharmaceuticals industry is concerned that the disruption to Chinese carrier Sichuan Airlines’ cargo services to the country may seriously hit the imports of key raw materials and has appealed to the Indian envoy to help find a solution.

Prelims question:

Consider the following statements regarding Indian Pharmaceutical Sector

  1. Indian pharmaceutical sector supplies over 50% of the global demand for various vaccines
  2. Department of Pharmaceuticals in under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
  3. This sector has been included in Production Linked Incentive Scheme.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

  • A.
  • B.
  • C.
  • D.

Mains Question:

“Health security is a complex objective to be only achieved when preventive care, human resource and robust supply chain of drugs are steadily aligned”. Comment in the light of COVID-19 pandemic.

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