Namaste, I am Ravindra Gautam and you are watching Bluntly Speaking. In our country, the Corona Infections have crossed42500 and the death toll of Corona victims has crossed 1370. Today is the first day of Lockdown 3.0 and the Government has provided conditional relaxation in this. There is no relaxation in plying transport like rickshaw, auto-rickshaw, taxi, and cab like facilities. Hotels, restaurants, bars, cinema halls, schools, colleges, and coaching centers will stay closed fully. Saloons and Spas will also continue to be closed. The relaxation has been given to the government and private offices with 33% staff, Liquor shops will open, and all types of shops will open in residential areas. It means that the Government has allowed a lot of relaxation, however the matter of worry is that in the last 24 hours, there have been 2500 new Corona cases and 83 Corona deaths. When there was total lockdown, the situation was worse, but now when this kind of relaxation has been given, wouldn’t the Corona infections increase?
All the industries have been impacted badly and the work has been temporarily on hold because of Lockdown, no sector has escaped this except essential sectors, but even they are getting impacted.
Today to discuss the impact of Corona and Lockdown on Pharma Industry we have the following Panelists:
1. Navdeep Chawla, MD – PIL
2. Bodh Raj Sikri, MD – SB Orangics Ltd.
3. Dr. Aparajita Takiar, MD – Lark Laboratories (India) Ltd.
4. Anil Khaitan, CMD – Sunil Healthcare Ltd.
5. Vinod Kalani, Working President – FOPE