Visakhapatnam

Biocon to set up unit in Vizag

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Biopharmaceuticals company, Biocon, is planning to set up a manufacturing facility in Visakahapatnam in the next six months, according to its chairperson and MD Kiran Mazumdar Shaw.

Ms. Shaw met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at his residence in Hyderabad on Sunday and informed him of the company’s plans to set up a unit in Visakhapatnam.

During the meeting, she also made a presentation to the Chief Minister on e-healthcare and its advantages. She also briefed him about telemedicine and e-diagnosis where the data of the patient would be uploaded on the cloud. She said the e-diagnosis concept would be beneficial to rural people who do not have access to healthcare services.

She informed the Chief Minister that Biocon was running pilot centres in Odisha and Rajasthan. The company was rolling out 50 centres in Odisha and 100 centres in Rajasthan on a pilot basis.

Mr. Naidu told her that Andhra Pradesh was prepared to roll out 100-200 pilot centres, according to an official release.

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