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Allocation of Remdesivir Made up to 16 May to Ensure ‘Adequate Availability’: Union Minister Sadananda Gowda

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Considering the requirement of Remdesivir in every state and ensuring its adequate availability, the Allocation of Remdesivir Made up to 16 May to Ensure ‘Adequate Availability’: Union Minister Sadananda Gowda today announced the allocation of Remdesivir made up to 16 May 2021. “This will ensure smooth supply of Remdesivir across the country so that no patient faces difficulty in this pandemic time,” he said.

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In a letter written to all states by Department of Pharmaceuticals and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it was mentioned that in continuation of the allocation plan of Remdesivir drug for the period 21 April to 9 May 2021 communicated by DO issued on 1 May 2021, an updated allocation plan valid for the period of 21 April to 16 May 2021 is prepared jointly by the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The allotment has been made for the states/UTs and state governments and UTs have been asked to monitor proper distribution within the state/UT covering government and private hospitals as appropriate and in line with judicious use.

State governments / 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 out of allocation for the state/ UT as per supply chain in close coordination with liaison officers of the companies. The coordination with private distribution channel in the state could also be made.

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