Noticing the increased demand and urgent requirement of Remdesivir in every state, Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers D.V Sadananda Gowda has announced the revised allocation of Remdesivir made till 23rd May 2021.
This has also been done in order to ensure the adequate availability of Remedesivir noticing a substantial increase in overall production and allocation of Remdesivir.
The Department of Pharmaceuticals and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a letter to all states informed that the new allocation announced today will be applied in continuation of the previous allocation plan of Remdesivir drug for the period 21 April to 16 May 2021.
The allocation plan is prepared jointly by the Department of Pharmaceuticals and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
The Government, so far, has made proper and adequate allotment to all 28 States and 8 Union Territories wherein 14 Lakh 92 Thousand Remdesivir drugs have been allocated to Maharashtra, the highest of all.
Subsequently, an allocation of more than Rs. 7 Crore has been made in total, with at least 18 States and UTs getting Remedsivir doses in Lakhs. These 18 States and UTs include Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Odisha, Telangana, West Bengal, etc.
Further, all the State Governments and UTs that come under the allotments, have been asked to monitor proper distribution within their regions covering maximum government and private hospitals as appropriate and in line with judicious use.
In addition to this, State governments and UTs have also been advised to place adequate purchase orders with the marketing companies on an immediate basis for the quantity that they want to purchase out of allocations already made to them by the government.
The government allocations are made considering appropriate supply chain and close coordination with liaison officers of the companies while also providing a proper concert with private distribution channel in the state.