Pharmaceuticals Sector

Perilous prescription

Print edition : February 03, 2017

At the entrance to the Rajasthan Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited plant on the Jaipur-Shikar highway. Photo: PHOTOGRAPHS: T.K. RAJALAKSHMI

Oral rehydration solution-producing machine at RDPL.

A bottling section in the plant.

A capsule-making machine. All the machines are in good working condition.

The Union Cabinet’s recommendation to close down Rajasthan Drugs and Pharmaceuticals Limited, along with IDPL and two other public sector pharmaceutical companies, is a big blow to the concept of the state ensuring affordable, and possibly free-of-cost, medicines for millions.
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