Former Hindustan Antibiotics employees urge PM Modi to revive PSU that ‘can produce key drugs’


By: Express News Service | Pune |

Published: March 31, 2020 8:00:57 pm





Prime Minister Narendra Modi
FORMER employees of Hindustan Antibiotics (HA) Ltd, Pimpri, have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to revive the ailing public sector unit, because it has the “potential to mass produce key drugs”.

In a letter to the Prime Minister despatched on Tuesday, Arun Borhade, basic secretary of the HA Majdoor Sangh, identified that in view of the coronavirus outbreak the world over, when scientists are struggling to give you medicines and vaccine for treating the ailment, Hindustan Antibiotics Ltd could possibly be revived because it has a observe file of manufacturing greatest medicines for the plenty.

“This is because HA has one of the best research and development facilities. It has the world’s best pharmaceutical laboratories…,” the Majdoor Sangh mentioned within the letter.

Pointing out that HA is well-equipped to mass produce essential medicines, Borhade mentioned, “The company has well-trained manpower and other resources. It has good production capacity. It has huge plants and machineries and immense knowledge among its employees to produce any kind of drugs. It has 300-acre land”.

Urging the Prime Minister not to shut down HA, Borhade mentioned, “The importance of running HA cannot be stressed more than in the current times. HA is government’s own company. It is the wealth of the nation. If the government does not want to run it on its own, it can run it with the help of private parties. The company only needs financial support to show its mettle. The government should extend support to it as it does for so many causes.”

“HA is the satisfaction of the nation because it was arrange by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to produce antibiotics like pencillin…,” he said within the letter.

Borhade mentioned the corporate can produce medication for Indian Army, CGHS and the police. “It can be used for producing generic medicines,” he mentioned, including that medicines produced by HA may be made accessible to individuals at less expensive charges than these produced by personal corporations.

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