Hyderabad: In the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, the Telangana State Pollution Control Board (PCB) has decided to issue clearances fast for drug companies manufacturing life-saving drugs like hydroxychloroquine.
In a statement issued here on Saturday, the PCB authorities said that several existing bulk drug and drug intermediate manufacturing industries in Telangana had come forward to manufacture hydroxychloroquine and other life-saving bulk drugs or its intermediates to meet the global demand. Considering the coronavirus
pandemic, the PCB has considered drug manufacturing as a priority activity. The Board said that it was necessary to expedite the process of issuance of consent / permissions to the industries planning to manufacture hydroxychloroquine and other life saving bulk drugs or its intermediates.
Further, the Pollution Board has called for proposals from existing bulk drugs / drug Intermediate manufacturing industries for change of products along with Comparative Pollution Loads Statement, Material
officer of the Board.