Remdesivir Injections To Be Available In A Week: KTR
Addressing the acute Remdesivir shortage in Telangana, minister KTR today said that about four lakh injections would be made available in government hospitals within a week.
Hyderabad | 21st April 2021
An acute and potentially devastating shortage of Remdesivir injections, used to treat Covid-19 patients, has left the people of Telangana panic-struck and desperate. Endless queues of anxious kins of Covid-19 patients waiting outside pharmacies has become a common sight.
Some reports suggest that the injection is being sold in the black market at rates ranging from Rs 5,000 to Rs 25,000.
The shortage of the drug has hit the capital as well. What makes things worse for economically disadvantaged persons wanting to purchase the drug is that there is only one place in Hyderabad where one can buy doses at the MRP.
Speaking on the problem, IT and Industries Minister K T Rama Rao today stated that about four lakh Remdesivir injections would be made available across all the government hospitals in the state within a week.
He added that he had held lengthy discussions with several pharmaceutical companies manufacturing Remdesivir to procure additional injections for the state's hospitals.
The minister then hinted at the fact that his talks with the companies had elicited a positive response from the latter.
The shortage comes at a time when the state's daily tally of new cases spikes a little further every day. Just yesterday, it recorded 6,542 new cases and 20 deaths. Currently, there are 46,488 active cases in Telangana.
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