CM Yogi plans to establish a Pharmaceutical Research Institute in U.P.

Lucknow: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, associated with the Pharma sector, has taken a big decision. Pharmaceutical Research Institute will be established in UP. There will be a new research institute in the capital Lucknow. This will give a boost to research and manufacturing in the pharma sector. CM Yogi said that the focus will be on educational institutions, research labs and industry, after consulting experts, submit an action plan in 15 days.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath discussed the possibilities of development of the pharmaceutical sector in the state in a high-level meeting on Wednesday. In a special meeting, the Chief Minister laid emphasis on encouraging research in the pharma sector and gave necessary guidelines for the establishment of a new institute in the state.

Uttar Pradesh is the 06th largest state in the country in terms of number of pharma manufacturing units, now we aim to become the leading state in the country. Similarly, our contribution in pharma manufacturing in the country is currently 2%, which needs to be increased to 10-12%. There is great potential for growth in the pharmaceutical sector. Uttar Pradesh should take advantage of these possibilities. Along with drug manufacturing, we also have to focus on research said CM Yogi.

High level research institutes like IITR, CDRI, CIMAP and NBRI are functional in the state. While there are also academic institutions like SGPGI, KGMU. With planned efforts, Lucknow has emerged as a biopharma hub in the last few years. AKTU and other technical educational institutions are capable of providing human resources for the pharmaceutical sector. While the process of construction of Pharma Park is going on in the state, Medical Device Park is also to be constructed. Better use of this resource has to be made.

To encourage the pharmaceutical industry, we need to focus on all three sectors, quality educational institutions, research labs and industry. In such a situation, Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation Institute should be established. The institute will primarily focus on research and innovation, as well as act as a bridge between other institutes and industry related to the sector.

Prepare a detailed action plan regarding the nature of the Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation Institute. Prepare a panel of sector experts. Assess the future needs of the pharmaceutical sector and submit a detailed action plan within the next 15 days, studying best practices from around the world. Suitable land should be identified for this in the capital Lucknow. This institute will give a new identity to Uttar Pradesh in the field of pharmaceutical research and manufacturing on the national platform.

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