Left parties flay cancellation of CRI license

KUMARHATTI: The left parties have criticized the decision to cancel the license of Kasauli based Central Research Institute (CRI). Mr. Tekinder Singh a state secretariat member of CPM said here today that it was another attempt to felicitate the privatization. The government policies to support the globalization have come as major setback to domestic institutions, he said. The more inclination to support the MNCs culture in country was proving costly to labour class in country who were losing jobs at fast pace now, he asserted.

He said, it was really a sad development for state and nation whole as an institute like CRI who was known as referral center for dog bite and snakebite cases of North India would no more be in vaccinations manufacturing.

Over the year the CRI has established itself as foremost institute for control, standardization and research in the field of Immunobiologicals, he pointed out . The institute was also famous all over world for contributing a great deal of knowledge with regard to several bacterial and viral diseases prevalent in tropical countries. The institute has done commendable work in rabies, cholera, snakebite, typhoid and other salmonella infections like plague, malaria, typhus, relapsing fever, TB and influenza. In nation medical research history the CRI holds special place, he maintained.

Mr. Jagdish Bhardwaj the state President of AITUC while condemning the decision has said the CRI has long list of landmarks in medical research history of country. It was really the sad moments as hundred of employees could now face severe problem. The cancellation of CRI license was outcome of government policies to promote foreign companies, he alleged. The decision was taken in haste without considering its serious repercussions, he added.

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