Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman spoke yesterday about the increasing cases of Corona and expressed confidence that if the cases of Covid increase, then the country is capable of dealing with it. Nirmala Sitharaman, while addressing the 35th annual convocation of ‘Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University’ in Chennai, said that the country is in a “better position” to deal with the increase in cases of Covid. The Finance Minister on Saturday said that India is recognized as the ‘Pharmacy of the World’ as the country produces world-class medicines at affordable prices.
On this occasion, he said that India occupies a leading position in meeting the demand for generic medicines around the world. It supplies around 50% of the total demand for generic drugs in Africa, 40% of all generic drugs in the US and 25% of all generic drugs in the UK. In addition, he said that India produces about 60 per cent of global vaccines for essential immunization schemes and 70 per cent of vaccines for WHO essential immunization schemes.
Finance Minister advocated for medical education in Tamil language
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said that medical education in Tamil Nadu should be taught in Tamil language as it (medical education) definitely needs to be strengthened. Addressing the 35th annual convocation ceremony of ‘Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University’, Nirmala Sitharaman said that “I am saying this here in front of the Health Minister in Tamil Nadu. There is definitely a need to strengthen medical education and I think this goal can be achieved if medical education is taught in Tamil.
Not against English language – Finance Minister made it clear
The Union Minister said that if medical and other related subjects are taught in Tamil, better opportunities will be available for the students. However, the Finance Minister also clarified that he is not against the English language.