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3 lakh Remdesivir vials to be produced daily within 2 weeks: Minister

Prime News, National (New Delhi), April 18:- Amid a shortage of Remdesivir in hospitals and medical shops all over the country, the Central government has taken several steps to ensure the availability of the crucial injections which are part of COVID-19 treatment.

Union Chemical and Fertilizer Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told ANI that within two weeks, 3 lakh vials of Remdesivir will be supplied to the open market daily and currently 1.5 lakh vials were being supplied to the market daily as of today.

Mansukh Mandaviya said that the Central government is working continuously to ensure that the production of Remdesivir injection increases as soon as possible and its prices are reduced.

Production of Remdesivir for 1,50,000 vials has started today and in the next 15 days, the production of Remedesivir will be doubled and 3 lakhs vials per day will be available in the market daily.

“At present, 20 plants are producing Remedesivir and 20 more plants have been approved for the production of this injection by the Government of India. The government is constantly trying to produce more and more Remdesivir in the coming days,” he added. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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