The Indian envoy within the US is having an intense engagement with the CEOs of high American firms, significantly from the pharma sector, to assist India get the mandatory medical gear and medicines to efficiently fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Spoke right now afternoon with Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha on their assist in India’s combat in opposition to the pandemic together with by way of provide of ventilators together with different companions,” India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu tweeted after the assembly on Wednesday.
“Also mentioned the availability of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machines and enhanced investments within the healthcare sector in India,” Sandhu mentioned after one of many sequence of conferences that he has had with high American pharma sector CEOs.
Medtronic has been supporting India in its battle in opposition to COVID-19. Being a part of the Global Task Force, it has supplied ventilators and can also be providing coaching for its use.
During the digital assembly, Sandhu additionally highlighted that the information and schooling partnership is a key pillar of the India US relationship. Notably, Medtronic has two analysis centres in India.
Sandhu additionally had a gathering with Michael Stubblefield, president and CEO of Avantor, an American life sciences firm.
Avantor, a Fortune 500 firm, is supplying uncooked supplies to a number of firms together with these for Novavax vaccine manufacturing; and biological-E covid vaccine.
So far, the Indian Ambassador has met a number of CEOs of high American firms to have discussions on COVID-19 associated points.
Prominent amongst them are Saifi Ghasemi, CEO of Air Products; AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker, Albert Bourla from Pfizer with whom he had two separate conferences; Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell; United Airlines CEO Scott Kirby; Thermofisher Scientific CEO Marc Casper and Pall Corporation CEO Joseph Repp.
He additionally had conferences with Boeing Corporation CEO David Calhoun; Antylia Scientific CEO Bernd Brust; Cytiva CEO Emmanuel Ligne; Genentech CEO Alexander Hardy; Fujifilm Irvine Scientific president Tim Mullane and Eli Lilly CEO David Ricks.
He additionally held conferences with the management of Johnson & Johnson and Ligand Pharma.
India on Wednesday added 1,32,788 new coronavirus infections, taking the nation’s tally of COVID-19 circumstances to 2,83,07,832.
The nation’s COVID-19 demise toll climbed to three,35,102 with 3,207 recent deaths.