Amid the emergence of COVID-19 second wave in India, the demand for Remdesivir injection has also increased in various parts of the country. Considering the necessity and ensuring its adequate availability, Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilisers D.V Sadananda Gowda today announced that the allocation of Remdesivir has been made upto 23rd May 2021. "Substantial increase has been made in overall production and allocation of Remdesivir," he added.
The Union Minister wrote a letter to all the states and mentioned that in continuation of the allocation plan of Remdesivir drug for the period 21st April to 16th May, 2021 communicated by D.O of even number issued on 7th May 2021, an updated allocation plan valid for period of 21st April to 23rd May, 2021 is prepared jointly by Department of Pharmaceuticals and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The allotment has been made for the states/UTs and the respective governments have been asked to monitor proper distribution within the State/UT covering government and private hospitals as appropriate and in line with judicious use.
He also advised the state governments / UTs 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.