First Drug Park To Come Up In Nalagarh, Says Agnihotri

Shimla Industries Minister Mukesh Agnihotri has said the state’s first pharma drug park will come up in the Nalagarh Industrial area of Solan district land for which has already been allocated. Speaking at the 11th Annual Conference of the Himachal Chapter of the Indian Medical Association last night, Agnihotri said the state produced almost 35 pc of the pharma drugs.

The minister added that a drug-testing laboratory was in the final stages of completion at Baddi on which Rs 10 crore had been spent. He said the facility would strengthen the quality control management of drugs.

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President of the HP Chapter of the IMA, Dr Atul Mahajan, said the mandatory provision of five-year contractual service should be relaxed for doctors, who should be directly given regular appointments.The minister assured the doctors that he would forward their demands to the Chief Minister. During the two-day conference, a Continued Medical Education programme was also held, during which experts from different fields of medicine gave presentations and shared their experiences with the state’s medical practitioners.

Later, the state IMA unit held its elections unanimously in which Dr SK Nanda was elected as the president and Dr Rakesh Agnihotri as senior vice-president. Dr GD Sharma, Dr DK Arora and Dr Inder Jeet Singh were elected as vice-presidents; Dr SK Kaushal as finance secretary and Dr Surinder Surya as press secretary, while Dr Ankit Shukla, Dr Sandeep Sharma, Dr Vishal Dogra and Dr Mohit Gupta were elected as joint secretaries.

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