Shimla, April 9 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said that state-based pharmaceutical majors were manufacturing hydroxychloroquine to meet worldwide demand in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
He said that about 250 pharma units in Baddi, Barotiwala and Nalagarh areas of the hill state had resumed production, with many manufacturing the said medicine.
The Chief Minister interacting with representatives of pharma companies through videoconferening and assured them of all possible help to ensure hassle-free manufacturing of life-saving drugs, including hydroxychloroquine.
He talked to representatives of Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Dr Reddy's Laboratories, Alchemist, and Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd through videoconferencing from Shimla.
An official statement quoting the Chief Minister said the state would take all necessary steps for the smooth movement of workforce, besides strengthening the supply chain of raw material.
He said a sufficient number of trucks would be provided to facilitate transportation of medicines from these companies.