National Regulatory Authority of India (NRAI) has been given the maximum ratings by the World Health Organisation for vaccine regulations. An official statement said in New Delhi that WHO completed the assessment of the status of the Indian vaccine regulatory system against WHO NRA Global Benchmarking Tool and measured the maturity of the system in India.
The assessment has been done in respect of 9 different functionalities by a WHO team comprising lead experts in different areas from WHO Headquarters Geneva, WHO India Country Office, experts drawn from several countries.
India is one of the main players in the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. India, as a large vaccine producing country, is currently supplying several vaccines to the UN agencies (UNICEF, WHO and PAHO). The result reflects the growing maturity of the NRAI emanating from a concerted effort by the Government in consultation with WHO to build capacity and capability of the National Regulatory Authority over last several years.