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Swedish firms interested in Ayushman Bharat data to develop new medicines in India

The scale of Modi government s flagship Ayushman Bharat has attracted Swedish pharmaceutical industry which is exploring to use data from the health scheme for the development of better medicines here, Swedish Minister Ibrahim Baylan said Tuesday. Underlining pharmaceuticals as one of areas of co-operation between the two countries, the minister for business, industry and innovation said Swedish pharmaceutical companies have innovations that hold huge potential but what India has and the nordic country does not is masses. Data collected will be so important. The new ambition that Indian government has for additionally 500 million people getting health care and Swedish know how, if that can be linked and utilised in a way that it will also (help) develop new medicines...it has huge potential, Baylan said. He is accompanying Swedish Royal Couple King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia on their five-day state visit to India. Ayushman Bharat is India s national health protection scheme,


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