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MoUsinged with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for establishment of GMP facility for production of Anthrax and ENT Vaccines

Bhubaneswar, 08/01/2024:
Fisheries and ARD Department, Govt of Odishasigned a MoU today with National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) for establishing GMP facility for production of Anthrax and ENT Vaccines at Satellite Unit, OBPI (Odisha Biological Products Institute), Berhampur in presence of Sri RanendraPratap Swain, Minister Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries and ARD. Speaking on the occasion, Minister Sri Swain said that establishment of this unit will make our State, self sufficient in production of Anthrax and Enterotoxaemia Vaccine. Further, meeting its own requirement the State will also be able to supply vaccines to other States.
The MoU was signed by Sri RamashisHazra, Director, AH & VS and Sri Sunil Sinha, Senior General Manager, NDDB.
The project has been taken up as 5-T Charter initiative to transform the healthcare and disease management of livestock and poultry in the State. At present, the existing satellite unit of OBPI at Berhampur is producing 22 lakh doses of Anthrax Spore Vaccine (ASV) and 14 Lakh doses of Enterotoxaemia Vaccine (ENTV) annually in conventional method.
Establishment of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) laboratory will comply with WHO norms, and the Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 of India and production of world calss quality vaccine. On operational of this 2.00 Crores and 50 Lakhs doses of ENTV and ASV vaccines will be produced respectively.
An amount of Rs. 52 Crore will be utilized for establishment of the Unit. NDDB will provide consultancy, supervisory services for setting up of the GMP unit, along with completion of the trial runs and final commissioning of he Plant. The construction work of laboratory will be completed within 36 months. Establishment of GMP Laboratory will create a state-of-art laboratory producing Anthrax and ENT Vaccines, which will be one of he unique facilities of its kind in the country.
Smt. AnuGarg, Development Commissioner, Sri Suresh Kumar Vashisth, Principal Secretary, Fisheries and ARD, Sri SunilSinha, Senior General Manager, NDDB, Sri Sudhansu K. K. Mishra, CGM, NABARD also spoke on the occasion.

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