MD of Biocon - Kiran Mazumdar Shah tests positive for COVID!
Galatta | Aug 18, 2020, 07:19 pm
The COVID-19 Novel Corona Virus Pandemic, which is sweeping the world, spares nobody and doesn't discriminate between the rich or the poor! Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the Chairperson and Managing Director of Biocon - one of India's biggest Pharmaceutical companies, which is also in the race to develop a vaccine for fighting COVID-19! Unfortunately, this billionaire has also tested positive for the Corona Virus and she herself revealed it in a tweet, yesterday! Kiran Mazumdar's tweet read, "I have added to the COVID count by testing positive. Mild symptoms n I hope it stays that way (sic)".
Ever since she posted this, she has been receiving messages from a number of businessmen, politicians and celebrities have been posting their get well soon messages for Kiran Mazumdar! Industrialist Anand Mahindra's message for her was very positive as he tweeted, "I'm not worried Kiran. Your energy & positivity is more infectious than the virus." Politician Shashi Tharoor's reply read, "So sorry to hear this. We need you hale & hearty soon! Be well my friend." Early in July, India's regulatory body - Drug Controller General of India (DGCI), allowed Biocon to market a repurposed injection Itolizumab, which was launched in 2013 for originally treating chronic plaque psoriasis. This drug, which is available in the market as ALZUMAb, is being used by many doctors and reports state that over 150 people treated with it, have recovered from the Corona Virus, till the middle of July!
Billionaire entrepreneur Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been a very keen follower of happenings in the pharma sector, in the world. Even recently, she had questioned the claims of Russia registering the world's first COVID vaccine - Sputnik V! Kiran Mazumdar had questioned the absence of clinical trials data and stated that the world had not seen any data from the vaccine canidate's Phase-I and Phase-II human trials. Some time back, she had also stated that India has to draw up its immunisation strategy now itself, for administration of the vaccine to the larger population, once production began! Now, Kiran Mazumdar has joined a number of top people from Karnataka to be infected with COVID, including Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, former CM Siddaramaiah and Health Minister Sriramulu! We wish Kiran Mazumdar Shaw recovers from the COVID infection at the earliest!