Dr Cyrus Poonawalla nominated for Nobel Prize

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Founder of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, Dr Cyrus Poonawalla has been nominated from India for the prestigious Nobel Prize, said Dr Parvez Grant, Managing Trustee of the Ruby Hall Clinic. He was speaking at a felicitation event of Dr Cyrus Poonawalla who was recently conferred an honorary ‘Doctor of Humane Letters’ degree by the Massachusetts Medical School at Boston for his unparalleled work in the field of immunisation at the global level.

Speaking at the event on Sunday at Hotel JW Marriot Dr Cyrus Poonawalla said that after fighting against various diseases his next aim is to fight against rape cases and atrocities on women. “I will try to rope in legal help and fight such cases. Also, as people have advised me I will take help from non-government organisations for the cause,” added Poonawalla.

Veteran actor Kabir Bedi hosted the event and Dr Cyrus Poonawalla was felicitated by Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar. Dr Parvez Grant said that Serum Institute has produced vaccines for measles, diphtheria, tetanus and other diseases and now has developed a cure for rabies. “Rabishield, the cure for rabies was developed by Serum Institute and is said to cure rabies. Similarly, Serum Institute is working on a vaccine for curing Dengue1,” added Dr Grant.

Speaking at the event, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar recollected memories of college days with Dr Cyrus Poonawalla. “He was good in extracurricular activities and has marked his name at the global level. Dr Poonawalla for the past 50 years has relentlessly driven the immunisation drive across the world and has been producing the most affordable vaccines in the world. Dr Poonawalla’s primary motto has been to produce life-saving drugs and vaccines and protect every child from diseases.”

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