Talk on “Made-In-India COVAXIN: A success story from the Pharmacy of the World'
An expert talk on “Made-In-India COVAXIN: A success story from the Pharmacy of the World” was organized by the Embassy of India in Kuwait, in association with the Indian Business Network (IBN) Kuwait and the Indian Professionals Network (IPN) Kuwait. Ambassador of India to Kuwait His Excellency Shri Sibi George delivered the opening keynote, which lucidly summarized India’s leading contributions to the global fight against COVID-19. Providing a bird’s eye view of India’s high growth pharmaceuticals industry, Ambassador encouraged businesses and the investor community in Kuwait to explore and benefit from the plethora of exciting investment opportunities in the pharma sector and also to further increase exports of Indian pharma products to the State of Kuwait.
The Chief Guest of the event, Mr. Dammu Ravi, Secretary (Europe & COVID-19), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India,delivered the inaugural address which encapsulated India’s success story in handling the pandemic, its vaccine programme, and its leading role as the “Pharmacy of the World”. Dr. Ahmad Thuwaini Al-Enezi,President, Kuwait Medical Association was the Guest of Honour on the occasion who delivered his remarks and emphasized on the excellent cooperation between the two friendly countries particularly in the healthcare field. Dr. Amir Ahmed, President of the Indian Doctors Forum, also delivered his remarks on the occasion.
The Expert talk on Made-In-India vaccine was delivered by Dr.Raches Ella, Project Lead for all SARS-CoV-2 vaccines and Head -Business Development & Advocacy at Bharat Biotech, which is one of India’s leading Biotechnology companies. In a detailed presentation,Dr. Raches provided insights on COVAXIN and its development;showcasing the strengths and prowess of India’s pharma industry.
The Expert talk generated a tremendous response with hundreds of people from different walks of life in Kuwait participating virtually. The event provided a unique opportunity for participants to learn about India’s successful programme of COVID-19 vaccine development. For more details about the event, please visit the website and social media handles of the Embassy.