Remdesivir sells for Rs 60,000 on black market, govt takes motion

Aditi Tandon

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 8

India is aiming to reinforce the home manufacturing of anti-viral Remdesivir injectable formulation to no less than 5 lakh vials by August with the authorities coming down closely on black entrepreneurs of the medication, presently seen as a life-saver.

As Covid rely reached 7,42,417 at the moment after a each day spike of 22,752 instances, the federal government despatched out clear directives to a few home Remdesivir producers — Hetero Drugs, Cipla and Mylan Labs — to add their inventory state of affairs, provide and distribution chain particulars for the Centre to watch. The authorities had obtained complaints that one Remdesivir vial priced at Rs 5,400 by Hetero Drugs was being bought on the black market wherever between Rs 15,000 and Rs 60,000. “The supply situation on Remdesivir front will soon ease,” mentioned a authorities supply.

2.8L instances per day in 2021: MIT examine

New Delhi: India could document about 2.87 lakh Covid instances per day by the top of winter 2021 within the absence of a vaccine, in line with a modelling examine by Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The examine mentioned that the highest 10 international locations with excessive an infection charges on the finish of winter 2021 can be India, adopted by the US, South Africa, Iran, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Turkey, France, and Germany. The projections are extremely delicate to assumed testing, behavioural and coverage responses. — PTI

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