Govt to allocate Remdesivir upto May 16 for adequate availability across country

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New Delhi (NVI): The anti-viral drug Remdesivir will now be allocated up to May 16 to all the states and UTs in an order to ensure adequate availability across the country, the Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers D.V Sadananda Gowda announced today.

Considering the requirement of Remdesivir in every state and ensuring its adequate availability, the allocation of Remdesivir made upto 16th May 2021, he said in a statement.

This will ensure smooth supply of Remdesivir across country so that no patient face difficulty in this pandemic time, he added.

“In a letter written to all states by Department of Pharmaceuticals and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was mentioned that in continuation of the allocation plan of Remdesivir drug for the period April 21 to May 9, 2021 communicated by DO issued on 1st May 2021, an updated allocation plan valid for period of 21st April to 16th May, 2021 is prepared jointly by Department of Pharmaceuticals and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,” the statement read.

The allotment has been made for the States/UTs and they have been asked to monitor proper distribution within their State/UT  covering government and private hospitals as appropriate and in line with judicious use.

The government of all the states and UTs have been advised to place adequate purchase orders with the marketing companies immediately, if they have not already done so, for the quantity that they want to purchase out of allocation for the State/ UT as per supply chain in close coordination with liaison officers of the companies.

The coordination with private distribution channel in the state could also be made, it added.