The deal gives China, the country where the virus first emerged, a prominent role in the global effort to share vaccines with less-developed countries.
The sudden change in preferred therapies by masses has just taken a sharp turn from pre-Covid period when gastric, vitamin therapies were most widely used.
"The COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed over 350,000 people out of the more than 5.5 million infected worldwide, certainly represents such an emergency."
Despite the lockdown, some companies in Polepally have been operating, as the medicines made here are exported abroad. Due to thousands of workers in these companies coming into the village and going back
Presenting his key note address, Dr Shreeram said, Novartis is making efforts to carry out research on several areas including cancer in India and the nation is a key hub for all its global activities.
Following the incident in which three persons, all hailing from Jammikunta area in Karimnagar, displayed adverse reactions after participating in drugs trials, the State government on its part had alerted CDSCO for further action.