Production of Remdesivir reached 10.5 million monthly: Indian union minister

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4th May, 2021 04:17:49 printer

Production of Remdesivir reached 10.5 million monthly: Indian union minister

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and increasing demand for Remdesivir, Indian union minister for state chemical and fertiliser Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday said the production of Remdesivir injection has increased to 10.5 million per month. Remdesivir is an anti-malarial drug which is being to treat the symptoms of coronavirus disease, Hindustan Times reported.

"The production of Remdesivir is being increased at a rapid pace in the country. In just a few days, India has achieved 3 times the production capacity of Remedesvir and will soon be able to meet the growing demand. Production has gone up from 37 lakh on April 12, 2021 to 1.05 crore on  May 4, 2021." Mandaviya said in tweet.

"The Government of India continues with its relentless efforts to fight Corona," he added.

The demand for Remdesivir is increasing day by day in different parts of the country due to surge in Covid-19 cases. Over the past few weeks, several cases of hoarding and black-marketing of Remdesivir injections have also been reported.


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