Health Minister JP Nadda for Innovation of Cheaper New Drugs

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Union Health Minister JP Nadda today underlined the need for innovation of new drugs at low cost which are affordable to the poorest, even as he sought to strike a balance between the commercial and medical spendings.

“We need innovation not only in technology but also in medical appliances and in methodology. In pharmaceutical sector we are good in generics but we have to consider to innovate new drugs at low cost,” Nadda said.

He was addressing a seminar on ’Health for All: Leveraging Technology, Innovation and Enablers’ on the second day of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit-2015 here.

Making an appeal for innovation, Nadda said, “While addressing the Indian Science Congress recently, our prime minister talked about developing and innovating scientific inventions that should be helpful for the remotest and vulnerable person in the society.”

Source: The Economic Times (link opens in a new window)

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