Government to discontinue central allocation of Remdesivir

The minister took to Twitter and said the production of Remdesivir is ramped up 10 times from 33,000 vials/day on April 11, 2021 to 3,50,000 vials/day on Saturday (May 29, 2021)


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The Central government has decided to discontinue the Central Allocation of Remdesivir to states, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. He said India today has enough Remdesivir as the supply is much more than the demand.

The minister took to Twitter on Saturday and said the production of Remdesivir is ramped up 10 times from 33,000 vials/day on April 11, 2021 to 3,50,000 vials/day on Saturday.

The government has also increased the number of plants producing Remdesivir from 20 to 60 plants within a month, he said.

Mandaviya 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, the minister added in a release by the ministry.

First Published:May 29, 2021, 3:09 p.m.

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