India to showcase its manufacturing facilities to global regulators
The move is expected to showcase the high quality manufacturing practices followed by the industry.
Hyderabad, December 4, 2013: The Indian pharma industry is showcasing its best facilities to regulators from emerging economies to counter adverse publicity the industry has received in the recent times. It may be noted that the Health ministers and officials from countries including Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Vietnam, Egypt and the Philippines are being hosted by India with a view to showcase the quality standards followed by the Indian pharma sector.
Dr AppajiPV, Director General, Pharmaceuticals Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) said that the idea behind this programme is to promote Indian pharma exports apart from increasing the confidence among the global pharma community that India is a trusted source for quality generics at affordable prices.
The Ministry of Commerce is of a view that vested interests are deliberately tarnishing the Indian drug industry and that some countries are not adequately aware of the stringent standards being enforced in the domestic market.
As a part of this campaign, regulators from Kenya were shown around Indian plants in September 2013 while those from Egypt are expected this week.
The efforts from the Indian government are expected to improve pharma exports from India and more importantly, the overall image of the Indian pharma sector in the global market.