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5) A recent WHO Report pointed out the problem of fake drugs in India. Discuss the problem and analyze how Blockchain can help in addressing this issue?(250 words) 

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5) A recent WHO Report pointed out the problem of fake drugs in India. Discuss the problem and analyze how Blockchain can help in addressing this issue?(250 words) 

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Why this question

The article points out the problem of fake drugs in India and the way technology is being utilised for solving the issue. Blockchain has been in news because our PM himself has appreciated the merits of the technology and thus its application becomes useful from the point of view of mains.

Key demand of the question

The question expects us to first explain the problem in depth. Thereafter, we need to explain how Blockchain can be utilised to solve this issue. The problem being talked about is the menace of spurious drugs.

Directive word

Discuss – The details of the problem have to be given such as the extent, impact, reasons etc.

Analyze – Your answer should focus on linking how the application of blockchain technology can help in dealing with the problem of fake drugs.

Structure of the answer

Introduction – Highlight that India is largely known as the pharmacy of developing world and the problem of fake drugs has serious implications for India.

Body

  • Discuss the extent of India’s pharma market and the significance of it.
  • Discuss the findings of the who report that highlighted 20% of all drugs sold in India are fake, also stated that 35 % of all the counterfeit drugs sold worldwide originate from India. The implications need to be discussed.
  • Explain what Blockchain is. Highlight how blockchain can help in addressing this issue. Discuss its use in end to end supply chain managed.

Conclusion – Emphasize on the advantages of introducing such a measure along with way forward.

 

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