Bhubaneswar, Jan 8: The Odisha government on Monday signed an MoU with the NDDB regarding production of vaccines.
The MoU was signed by Ramashis Hazra, Director, AH & VS and Sunil Sinha, Senior General Manager, NDDB in the presence of many state level officers.
The project has been taken up as 5-T Charter initiative to transform the healthcare and disease management of livestock and poultry in the State.
At present, the existing satellite unit of OBPI at Berhampur is producing 22 lakh doses of Anthrax Spore Vaccine (ASV) and 14 lakh doses of Enterotoxaemia Vaccine (ENTV) annually in conventional method.
Establishment of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory will comply with WHO norms, and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 of India and production of world class quality vaccine. On operational of this 2.00 crores and 50 lakhs doses of ENTV and ASV vaccines will be produced respectively.
An amount of Rs 52 crore will be utilized for establishment of the Unit, said Health Department sources.
The NDDB will provide consultancy, supervisory services for setting up of the GMP unit, along with completion of the trial runs and final commissioning of the Plant.
The construction work of laboratory will be completed within 36 months. Establishment of GMP Laboratory will create a state-of-art laboratory producing Anthrax and ENT Vaccines, which will be one of the unique facilities of its kind in the country.
Among others, Anu Garg, Development Commissioner, Suresh Kumar Vashisth, Principal Secretary, Fisheries and ARD, Sunil Sinha, Senior General Manager, NDDB, Sudhansu K. Mishra, CGM, NABARD were present on the occasion.