COVID-19: Acute Shortage Of Remdesivir Drug Causes Panic In Indian States

The lives of people who are suffering from COVID-19 have come in danger and people are buying Remdesivir from the black market.

ZEE5 Web Desk

July 3, 2020

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Even as the Coronavirus pandemic rages on in India, major states are experiencing an acute shortage of Remdesivir, the drug that’s considered to be the best treatment for COVID-19 right now. The generic version of this drug, called Covifor, is usually stocked by hospitals, but it’s nowhere to be found at the moment. Meanwhile, it has also come to light that the US has bought about three months’ worth of Remdesivir supplies from its maker, Gilead.

In such times, the lives of people who are suffering from COVID-19 fall under danger. This has led to people buying the medicine for two to three times its cost from the black market. In Delhi’s biggest wholesale medicine market, Bhagirath Palace, the shop owners said that they have been receiving at least 150 queries a day for Covifor, but they don’t have any stock left. Watch the video to know exactly what has led to the disappearance of this medicine from the market.

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