Jharkhand seeks permission to import Remdesivir from Bangladesh
Jharkhand seeks permission to import Remdesivir from Bangladesh

The cases of coronavirus are surging in India with everyday figures are rising and shortage of medicines and oxygen units is experienced. Amid such a situation of nation in crucial time Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren has written a letter to Center requesting for import of Remdesivir. The letter seeks the permission of central government for importing live-saving drug Remdesivir from Bangladesh.  

Looking at the current situation of India several states are continuously reporting shortage in the availability of the antiviral drug. This drug is used for saving lives of serious Covid-19 patients in hospital. Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted "With the increasing demand for #Remedisivir for critical patients in Jharkhand & its unavailability, we have reached out to to Pharma companies in Bangladesh for buying around 50,000 vials for emergency use. I have written to @DVSadanandGowda ’ji for permission to import ASAP,” on Sunday. In the letter, the Jharkhand’s CM mentioned about sharing borders with with five states, and with the influx of migrant labourers, the situation is going to get worse. Further in his letter, he said that state has received only 8038 vials of Remdesivir against the total order for 76,640 vials.

The letter also added "Since we could not get Remdesivir as per our requirement from Indian manufaturers, we started exploring the international market for procuring Remdesivir. We have been able to get a quotation from Beximco Pharmaceuticals ltd, Bangladesh from 50,000 vials of Remdesivir at the cost of one million dollars, which the Jharkhand government is willing to procure at the earliest."

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