As per the Budget 2021-22 announcement today, please find below a quote on the same on behalf of Mr. Adar Poonawalla, CEO of Serum Institute of India.
Commenting on the budget, Mr Adar Poonawalla, CEO, Serum Institute of India, said, "Globally, spending on healthcare infrastructure and vaccine have given countries and their economies the best bang for their buck. Investments in these areas have prevented hospitalizations and resulted in a healthier and more productive workforce, thereby leading to an efficient economy. Therefore we welcome the FM's emphasis on healthcare spending, and immunization especially for COVID-19 and the pneumococcal vaccines as this will help Bharat recover rapidly from this pandemic. Hopefully, this will also encourage more innovation and expansion in the sector."