India sends 90 tons of pharma ingredients to Cuba

New Delhi (| India on Sunday sent humanitarian assistance to Cuba comprising 90 tonnes of nine Made in India Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) that will be used to manufacture essential drugs needed for the people of the Caribbean island nation. The Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal posted on X:
“India sends humanitarian assistance to Cuba.  ”A consignment of 90 tonnes of nine ‘Made in India’ APIs left Mundra port for Cuba today. The APIs will support manufacture of essential medicines.

“The assistance reaffirms India’s role as the Pharmacy of the world and underlines our commitment to India-Cuba ties.”  The consignment left Mundra port today. 
“These APIs will be used by the Cuban Drug Manufacturers to produce essential antibiotics in the dosage form of tablets, capsules, syrups and injections, needed for treatment of chronic communicable diseases,” a statement said.

“The assistance reaffirms India’s status as the “Pharmacy of the World” and underlines our commitment to historic friendship with Cuba,” it said. (uni)