Submission/clarification on behalf of MoEF&CC on the issue of residual antibiotics in industrial effluents in the matter of Veterans Forum for Transparency in Public Life Vs Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 04/04/2022.

The issue related to the discharge of active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) and toxic industrial pollution in river Balad in Baddi industrial area in district Solan and rivers Sirsa and Satluj.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of In re: News item published on 21.11.2021 in the Indian Express titled “Lakes of Bengaluru : Industrial effluents, raw sewage; stinky tale of Chandrapura lake” dated March 29, 2022. The matter related to damage to the Chandrapura lake and failure of statutory regulators to take remedial action. The media report mentions that the buffer zone of the lake has been encroached upon and waste is being dumped into the lake. It is choked by encroachments and affected by effluents and waste.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 18, 2022 has issued the Drugs (Amendment) Rules, 2022 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of M/s. Qurx Pharmaceuticals Vs Himachal Pradesh Pollution Control Board & Others dated 18/11/2021.

The appeal has been filed in the NGT by against Qurx Pharmaceutical against order of closure, April 23, 2021 followed by order, May 26, 2021 passed by the Himachal Pradesh State Pollution Control Board, requiring the unit to deposit compensation in the sum of Rs. 14,50,000/- on ‘Polluter Pays’ principle.

The rapid development of effective Covid-19 vaccines in 2020 gave hope to the world in the darkest days of the deadly pandemic. However, the vaccine roll-out has been massively skewed towards wealthy nations.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide its notification dated 13th September 2021 has published the Drugs (Draft Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Drugs Rules, 1945.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Secretary, St. Mark Educational Institution Society Group of Institution Vs State of Andhra Pradesh dated 09/09/2021.

Question for consideration is violation of environmental norms by M/s Siflon Drugs at Ranchanpalli, district Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh.

Response by M/s Tyche Industries Ltd. to the report of the Joint Committee in O.A. No. 79 of 2021 (News item published in The Hindu dated 14/03/2021 titled 'Safety lapses led to reactor blast at pharma unit').

The Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers on 12th August 2021 has published the Drugs (Prices Control) Third Amendment Order, 2021 to further amend the Drugs (Prices Control) Order, 2013.

Order of the High Court of Delhi in the matter of Dharmendra Kumar Aggarwal Vs Govt of NCT of Delhi dated 10/05/2021. The present petition is concerned with the supply and availability of the drug Tocilizumab 400 MG for COVID-19 patients who are prescribed the same. The counsel appearing for Roche India informed the court that considering the recent spike of the COVID-19 pandemic, Roche India has, on its  own, decided to immediately supply 10,000 doses of Tocilizumab 400 MG free of cost.

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