Centre to set up Vaccine, Medical park in TN: Minister

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Chennai, May 17 (UNI) The Union Health Ministry will set up a world class state-of-the-art Vaccine and Medical park at Chengalpet, about 65 km from here, Health Minister Anbumani Ramadoss announced today.

Talking to newspersons here, he said of the 400 acre of land available with the Union Health Ministry at Chengalpet, 200 acre would be utilised for setting up the vaccine park and the medical park would come up in the remaining area.

Of the 200 acre meant for vaccine park, 100 would be utilised for setting up a vaccine manufacturing centre with an Investment of Rs 300 to 500 crore.

The Centre, with the highest World Health Organisation (WHO) pre-qualification grade norm, would manufacture all kinds of vaccines that would cater to India's future immunisation programme. Vaccine research would also be undertaken at the Centre.

''Besides, we will also be exporting the immunisation vaccines to other developing countires'', Dr Anbumani said and added that the balance 100 acre would be given for private firms willing to invest in this Medical SEZ for manufacturing various types of vaccines.

All the preliminary works have started and this world's best vaccine manufacturing centre would become operational in two years.


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