Integrated Vaccine Complex to come up in Tamil Nadu
The Centre proposes to set up an integrated vaccine production park in the country. It will be located at Chengalpattu in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu. To be known as Integrated Vaccine Complex, it will produce and supply vaccines for the Universal Immunization Programme in the country. The proposed complex will manufacture drugs for measles, Hepatitis B, anti-Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis besides BCG vaccine.
The Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad held that the funds for the project will be allotted after approval from the Competent Authority and the project is expected to be operational three years after the allocation of funds.