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Make COVID vaccines in PSUs of Tamil Nadu: DMK MP P Wilson to central government

DMK Rajya Sabha MP Wilson urged the Centre to take steps to manufacture Covid-19 vaccines in three existing public sector manufacturing units in the State. 

Published: 15th May 2021 07:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th May 2021 07:30 AM   |  A+A-

DMK Rajya Sabha MP Wilson

DMK Rajya Sabha MP Wilson (Photo | EPS)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: DMK Rajya Sabha MP P Wilson urged the Centre to take steps to manufacture COVID-19 vaccines in three existing public sector manufacturing units in the State. 

In his letter to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, he said Tamil Nadu has three vaccine manufacturing centres -- King’s Institute at Chennai, Integrated Vaccine Complex by HLL Biotech at Chengalpattu, and Pasteur Institute Coonoor -- that can  manufacture Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

Highlighting the powers vested with the Union government during a medical emergency, he said Section 92 of the Patents Act, 1970, permits the Centre to compulsorily license a drug during a “national emergency”. This pandemic certainly falls under the category of a national pandemic, he said. 



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