ART drugs from India finally arrive in Papua New Guinea

THE antiretroviral therapy drugs numbering more than seven million have arrived in the country.

The drugs will be officially handed to the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill by India’s High Commissioner Nagendra Kumar Saxena. The drugs will be handed over to the Government and the Health Department on Wednesday.

The consignment of these lifesaving pharmaceutical formulations, numbering 7.2 million, would meet the requirement of all the registered patients identified with HIV/AIDS.

These medicines are being provided by Government of India to PNG following the appeal by the Government. They are being handed over as a humanitarian gesture and of good will as grant and gift from people of India to their brothers and sisters of Papua New Guinea.

India is among the largest producers of medicines in the world and is known for quality pharmaceuticals which are also the most competitively priced.

Government of India remains committed to extend the ambit of bilateral relations with PNG in all sectors of human endeavor, including that of any assistance required in the sector of health and medicines.
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