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73rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress Inaugurated in Hyderabad, Emphasizing Innovation and Healthcare Advancements

Hyderabad, 05 July 2024 -The 73rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress commenced today at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Hon. Deputy Chief Minister Sri Batti Vikramarka, along with Sri D Sridhar Babu, Minister for IT, Sri Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy, Dr B Parthasarathi Reddy (Chairman of Indian Pharmaceutical Congress & Chairman, Hetero Group), and Dr T. V Narayana (President, Indian Pharmaceutical Association and Secretary of IPCA).

Dr. T.V. Narayana presented the IPCA report, emphasizing innovative healthcare solutions and the pivotal role of students in shaping the global pharma and healthcare sectors to improve health outcomes. He highlighted Telangana's significant contribution, accounting for 35% of global pharmaceutical supplies.

Dr B Parthasarathi Reddy, in his address, underscored the congress's commitment to addressing healthcare challenges through innovation, stressing the importance of the younger generation in driving advancements.

Sri D Sridhar Babu, Minister for IT&C, Industry and Commerce, reiterated the congress theme's relevance in meeting global healthcare needs. He emphasized the transformative potential of current technologies, including IT and AI, in tackling healthcare challenges. He also announced the Telangana government's initiative to establish specialized universities aimed at enhancing skills in digital and life sciences.

Sri Komati Reddy Venkat Reddy Garu expressed the Telangana government's commitment to expanding super specialty hospitals to serve the disadvantaged and underprivileged through the Raji Arogyasri Scheme.

Chief Guest Sri Batti Vikramarka highlighted the crucial role of pharmacists as the first point of contact in healthcare systems, ensuring the provision of high-quality essential medicines. He praised Hyderabad for its culinary excellence in Biryani and its contributions to pharmaceuticals, vaccines, and biopharmaceuticals. Sri Batti Vikramarka expressed optimism about Telangana's potential to achieve exports worth 1 lakh crore in medicines over the next five years.

Sri. Gadela Srinu Babu, CEO, Pulses group, shared plans for the establishment of a Skill Development Campus (SDC) in Ameenpur, Sanga Reddy, Telangana, supported by the state and central governments through STPI. He highlighted that the SDC aims to generate over 10,000 direct and 40,000 indirect job opportunities.

73rd Indian Pharmaceutical Congress (IPC) is attended by 8500 delegates, Dr. Krishna Ella, Chairman, Bharat Biotech, and CEOs of various Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr Montu Kumar Patel, President, Pharmacy Council of India, Dr Rajeev Raghuvamshi, Drugs Control General of India (DCGI) Eshwar Reddy, Dr A Ram Kishan, Dr. Milind Umekar, President, Association of Pharmacy Teachers of India (APTI), Mr. HL Nasa, IHPA, Mr. Jagannath Shinde, President, All India Organisation for Chemists and Druggists (AIOCD), Dr Rao Vadlamudi, Immediate Past President, Commonwealth Pharmacists Association.


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