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- Atmanirbhar Bharat Coronavirus Update | Pharmaceutical Products Export Import Growth Growth from April to June 2020, India Becomes 2nd Largest Manufacturer of PPE Kits After China
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- Not a single PPE kit was made in India in March, now 5 lakh kits are being made daily.
- India becomes second largest manufacturer of PPE kits after China, 3 lakh N-95 masks are being made every day
- India helped 150 countries in the Coronas, the United Nations also praised it.
Do you know how many PPE kits were made in India when the first patient of Coronavirus arrived in the country? If not, then we can tell that till that time the country could not make a single PPE kit. But now our country has become the second largest manufacturer of PPE kits in the world. After China. Now 5 lakh PPE kits are being made in our country every day.
Now we are not only making PPE kits, but are also selling it to countries like USA and UK. According to the Health Ministry, India exported 2.3 million PPE kits to 5 countries including the US-UK and UAE in July.
Not only PPE kits, but we have also increased mask making capacity. Now we are making more than 3 lakh N-95 masks daily. Earlier, we used to make, but not so much, now we have started making it.
Pharma products export increased, import decreased
Not only PPE kits and masks, India has also increased exports of pharma products. According to data on the Ministry of Commerce, the import of pharma products decreased by 1.41% in these three months between April and June. Between April and June last year, India imported 4 thousand 172 crore pharma products from other countries. Whereas, in these three months this year, we have imported products worth 4 thousand 113 crores. That is, there has been a decrease of Rs 58 crore in the import of pharma products compared to last year.
In contrast, during these three months, its exports have increased by about 22% over the previous year.
India helped 150 countries in the coronary period
India's demand in the world increased as soon as the coronaviruses migrated from China in March and started spreading to other countries. Reason- Hydroxychloroquine drug. Although this medicine is meant to cure malaria, but initially corona infected patients also showed good effect. After this, more than 100 countries of the world asked for hydroxychloroquine medicine from India.
According to the government's figures, India had supplied 50 million hydroxychloroquine drugs in the US alone. India is the largest manufacturer and exporter of hydroxychloroquine in the world. Not only hydroxychloroquine, but also the demand for paracetamol tablets increased.
In June, in the United Nations Economic and Social Council, Prime Minister Modi had said that India has reached out to 150 countries in the coronary period.
India was also praised by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for helping countries around the world during the Coronaco.
However, information could not be found on how the country helped India in the coronation. However, India helps many countries, including Nepal and Bhutan, every year.