Updated on 22 November 2012
Are you satisfied with the implementation of various reports submitted by the panels headed by you?
Fortunately, I was provided with an opportunity to head many committees to recommend key policy initiatives. The first one on R&D investments in drug discovery in the year 2000, was for creating a fund of $27.2 million (Rs150 crore). Its successful implementation has benefited many deserving entities.
Similarly in the other numerous reports, the recommendations were made keeping in view the welfare of the various stakeholders at large. I am happy that one part of my report on tackling of spurious drugs was implemented. However, the second part on the drug regulatory system is still pending. I sincerely believe that the government implements them too.