S Sridhar, President, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI), Mumbai
What is your vision for the pharma sector during your tenure as OPPI President?
I am enthusiastic to be a part of the transformation that OPPI envisions for the Indian healthcare sector. For us, fostering an environment for research and innovation in the country, increasing access and leveraging technology would be the main patient- centric themes. I believe the research-based pharmaceutical industry has a great role to play in India’s journey to transform its healthcare and bring in new and better solutions to in the country.
Will the Budget 2021 help the pharma sector in becoming self-reliant and sustainable?
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Alok Malik, Group Vice President & Head, India Formulations, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, Mumbai
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LET'S TALK HEALTH & SCIENCE
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