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Government's effort is to provide quality healthcare for all, claims Gowda

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D.V. Sadananda Gowda holding a Curtain Raiser Press Conference

NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda has said that the Modi Government’s effort is to provide affordable quality healthcare for all while also working to boost the domestic pharmaceutical sector through 'Make in India'.

The minister said this while addressing mediapersons during a curtain raiser for 'India Pharma 2019 & India Medical Device 2019' in New Delhi.

The minister said that he will meet leaders of pharmaceutical and medical devices industry to discuss policy and challenges facing the industry, during the international conference being organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Bengaluru from  February 18, 2019.

Gowda further said that as part of government efforts to give an impetus to the sector, the Union Cabinet has already given approval for 100 per cent FDI under automatic route for manufacturing of medical devices.

The minister said the two-day event in Bengaluru would provide an opportunity to discuss government policy and challenges facing the industry. The event will address concerns of the pharma industry over various matters, including price control, he added.


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