Indian envoy holds meetings with CEOs of top US companies on COVID-19 crisis

The Indian envoy within the US is having an intense engagement with the CEOs of top American companies, notably from the pharma sector, to assist India get the mandatory medical gear and medicines to efficiently fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Spoke as we speak afternoon with Medtronic CEO Geoff Martha on their assist in India’s struggle towards the pandemic together with by provide of ventilators alongside with different companions,” India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu tweeted after the assembly on Wednesday.

“Additionally mentioned the availability of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) machines and enhanced investments within the healthcare sector in India,” Sandhu mentioned after one of the sequence of meetings that he has had with top American pharma sector CEOs.

Medtronic has been supporting India in its battle towards COVID-19. Being half of the World Job Power, it has supplied ventilators and can also be providing coaching for its use.

Throughout 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 companies together with these for Novavax vaccine manufacturing; and biological-E covid vaccine.

Thus far, the Indian Ambassador has met a number of CEOs of top American companies to have discussions on COVID-19 associated points.

Distinguished amongst them are Saifi Ghasemi, CEO of Air Merchandise; AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker, Albert Bourla from Pfizer with whom he had two separate meetings; Walmart CEO Doug McMillon; Dell Applied sciences CEO Michael Dell; United Airways CEO Scott Kirby; Thermofisher Scientific CEO Marc Casper and Pall Company CEO Joseph Repp.

He additionally had meetings with Boeing Company 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 meetings 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 instances to 2,83,07,832.

The nation’s COVID-19 loss of life toll climbed to three,35,102 with 3,207 recent deaths.

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