Hyderabad: To ensure adequate availability of Remdesivir, Union minister of chemicals and fertilizers D.V Sadananda Gowda on 7 May announced the allocation of Remdesivir for up to 16 May. This will ensure the smooth supply of Remdesivir across the country so that no patient faces any difficulty, he added.
The department of pharmaceuticals and the ministry of health and family welfare, in a letter to all states, detailed the updated allocation plan valid for the period 21 April to 16 May. The allotment has been made for all states and Union Territories (UT) and state governments and UTs have been asked to monitor the distribution of the drug in government and private hospitals.
State governments 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 in close coordination with liaison officers of the companies. The coordination with private distribution channel in the state could also be made, the letter said.