Sadananda Gowda – Union Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers:
Department of Pharmaceuticals takes initiative to make India self reliant in Heparin by suggesting removal of its raw material from restricted category of imports.
A meeting was held recently with Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying and Dept of Commerce in this regard.
Heparin is an essential drug included in National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) and is also being used in management of COVID19.
It is identified as one of 58 drugs on which India is currently dependent on imports from a single source country.