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May 04, 2021
9:16PM

Govt closely monitoring availability of essentials drugs in country: Sadanand Gowda

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Government is closely monitoring the availability of essential drugs in the country.
 
Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadanand Gowda has said, at present, there is adequate availability of medicines in the market.
 
Mr Gowda today reviewed availability of drugs for COVID treatment in the country.
 
He said, the Drugs Controller General of India is undertaking a survey in the market regarding their availability.
 
In a series of tweets, the Minister said, the allocation of 16.5 lakh vials of Remdesivir has been made to all States for the period between 3rd to 9th of this month.
 
 Since April 21, a total allocation of 34.5 lakh vials has been made so far.
 
He added that efforts will be made to further enhance supply in the coming weeks.
 
Mr Gowda also said the production of Remdesivir is being ramped up by the manufacturers.
 
 

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