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Additional allocation of 25,000 Remdesivir vials for Karnataka, says Sadananda Gowda


Team Udayavani, Apr 23, 2021, 10:00 AM IST

Bengaluru: After reviewing the availability of antiviral drug Remdesivir in Karnataka, it has been decided that allocation of 25,000 vials will be made over and above the allocation made for the state up to April 30, Chemicals and Fertilisers Minister Sadananda Gowda said on Thursday.

Earlier on Wednesday, Gowda had said the government’s decision to waive off customs duty on Remdesivir, used in the treatment of Covid-19, would help in augmenting the supply of the medicine in the wake of soaring coronavirus cases in the country.

“Reviewed situation of availability of #Remdesivir in State of Karnataka upon request of State Govt. It has been decided that an additional allocation of 25000 vials will be made over an above allocation made for Karnataka upto April 30, 2021,” Gowda tweeted.

In another tweet, the minister said the process of allocation of Remdesivir to states is a dynamic process, and enhanced allocation will be made as its production is likely to double in the coming days.

Gowda also urged the doctors to prescribe alternative medicines to ease pressure on the demand for the critical drug.

“Remdesivir is only an investigational drug and other alternatives for treatment of #COVID in emergency cases are also available in the market. Doctors are requested to prescribe alternatives to ease pressure on demand for #Remdesivir,” Gowda tweeted.

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