Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said that India is rendering yeoman service in developing countries by providing access to life-saving medicines at affordable prices.
Addressing Indian Pharmaceutical Congress in Noida on Friday, Mr Naidu said, rural health programmes, lifesaving drugs and preventive vaccines should also receive attention from policymakers and pharma companies alike. He said, speedy introduction of generic drugs into the market should remain in focus.
The Vice President expressed happiness that the pharma sector is out-performing most other sectors in achieving consistently high growth.
More than five thousand participants from across India are attending the annual congress.