Chandigarh June 6, 2020: A live Web-brain storming session on”SELF-RELIANT INDIA: PHARMA PERSPECTIVES” was organized under the aegis of Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), Punjab Branch and Panjab University Pharmaceutical Society (PUPS), University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), Panjab University.
Professor V.R.Sinha, Dean Research, Panjab University inaugurated, welcomed and presided over the Webinar. .
The speakers were well renowned Pharma Professionals like Prof Shailendra Saraf, Vice President, Pharmacy Council of India; Pardeep Kumar Mattu, State Drug Controller-cum-Joint Commissioner, FDA, Punjab; Dr Anil Pareek, President Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, IPCA Laboratories, Mumbai; Prof Swarnlata Saraf, Director & Professor in Pharmacy, University Institute of Pharmacy, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur and Dr Bhupinder K. Gupta (GAMS, ARSH), Ayurvedic Clinics, Panchkula, Haryana presented their valuable views, suggestions and spoke at length on the topic.
India even though being the largest producer of Pharmaceuticals in the world by volume heavily depends on China for about 70 percent of bulk drugs and raw materials for medicines. However the corona virus pandemic has largely impacted the supply of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in the country. During these unprecedented times, the pharmaceutical industry has worked in a very integrated manner with the government. And now it is a high time to provide impetus to domestic manufacturers to usher a new era for the country’s healthcare and pharma sector and to make India: Self Reliant. However the key points discussed were considerations regarding affordability and availability of API’s and other raw materials.
Dr. Bhupinder Gupta from Ayurvedic Clinics strongly emphasised on the importance of Ayurveda in boosting immunity.
An overwhelming response as more than 925 participants from all over the nation attended the event. Professor O. P. Katare, President, IPA, Punjab Branch; Professor Bhupinder Singh Bhoop, Vice-President, IPA, Punjab Branch and Professor Indu Pal Kaur, Organizing Secretary, IPA, Punjab branch and Chairperson UIPS & President-PUPS were the organizers of the event-