Democracy in India
In 3 India Pharma Summit organised at Delhi by FICCI ,WHO and dept of Pharmaceuticals ,Govt of India I was special invitee .29 November 2011 was the day.
It was pleasing that from one forum at the same time Mr Pakaj Patel , CMD ,Zydus Cadila from Industry and Mr Rajan Kohali from FICCI was critical to Government on some policies.
Dr Nata Menabde ,WHO representative to India talked in different tone.She was emphasising every thing for poor down people of all countries specially to south east Asia ,Africa .She was in sarre ( Indian lady dress ) it was appreciated.
Minister Shri S K Jena, Ministry of Chemical & Fertilizers ,GoI under whom dept of Pharmaceuticals work. This dept was established in ministry in 2008, put all point of government brilliantly (believe it ) and discussed all points related to Price and production of medicines in India in relation of common man of country .He argued to concern raised by industry and WHO without reading a paper in his hand. He did his home work excellently.
Ayurveda and Ayuvrvedic medicines got attention of every one when I raised question on basic reasons of huge difference in global business of Traditional Chinese medicines and Ayurvedic medicines.
China business is three times more now and it was projected that up to 2020 it will be five times in field of conventional medicines ( read Allopathy ) .But cost of medicines in China is seven times higher than India .
Yes my friends belongs to Ayurveda fraternity I learnt how to put your differences humbly without being red face. When Dr Anita Kotwani, Professor in Pharmacology at Chest Institute, Delhi quoted result of her survey on price difference of same generic medicines it appears to be embarrassing for industry. But after her Mr D G Saha,Member Secretary of Pharmaceutical committee of FICCI argued precisely on every point of her from black marketing of medicines in 1978 to different areas of till date. But question of difference in price ( some times in multiplication of 20) sustained there .
Both Joint Secretaries of Dept of Pharmaceticals ,Mr Devendra Chaudhary and Mr R Vondru was in command of subject and chaired one session each. Chairman of National Pharmaceutical Price Authority ,Mr Balachanran was in command in concluding session and Ms Shanti, Add DGCI was there to help in affairs.
Except minister ( engaged in Parliament disputes ) every one was there from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm and recommendation was made with amicable consciousness among all parties.
We hope some thing better for Ayurvedic medicines too.