Govt to discontinue the central allocation of Remdesivir

The centre govt will procure 50 lakh vials of Remdesivir to maintain it as a strategic stock for the emergency requirement

GN Bureau | May 29, 2021


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In the last few months, the country had gone through a major struggle to procure Remdesivir in an attempt to save lives. Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Mansukh Mandaviya has informed that now the country has enough supply of Remdesivir and now the supply is much more than the demand.  Therefore,  the government has decided to discontinue the central allocation of Remdesivir to states. He has directed the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Agency and CDSCO to continuously monitor the availability of Remdesivir in the country.

The government of India has also decided to procure 50 lakh vials of Remdesivir to maintain it as a strategic stock for the emergency requirement, he added.
 
The production of Remdesivir is now 3,50,000 vials per day and also there is an increase in the number of plants producing Remdesivir from 20 to 60 plants within a month, he informed.  

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