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Iran to Import Essential Drugs From India

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The move is aimed at meeting the shortage of medicines in the country due to UN sanctions

Hyderabad: Facing acute shortage of medicines due to UN sanctions, the Iranian Health Ministry has expressed its keen interest to import certain essential medicines from India to meet the healthcare needs of its people.

The Indian embassy in Tehran has sent request letter to the Pharmaceutical Export Promotion Council of India (Pharmexcil) to intimate the pharma industry members to supply essential medicines to the already deprived healthcare sector of the country.

The Iranian Health Ministry had expressed its interest to import some 28 different varieties of medicinal drugs ranging from tables, capsules, solutions and injectables of variable quantities from the Indian suppliers.

The officials at Pharmexcil revealed that, the export opportunity is a result of successful tour of recent Indian delegation to Tehran. In the event of recent UN sanctions against Iran, India had sent a 26 member delegation this December to explore the pharmaceutical export opportunities to Tehran.

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