Here is how to check the availability of Remdesivir anywhere In India:
As there are almost two lakh active cases of Coronavirus in India, the country reports a shortage of Remdesivir, an injectable drug used for COVID-19 treatment. To help people get access to the drug easily, pharma major Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories’ official website has listed various details on the availability of Remdesivir as well as Favipiravir tablets used to treat Covid patients.
The website, readytofightcovid.in has listed all hospitals and pharma shops in various cities which have the two drugs available, along with phone numbers and addresses.
It also provides access to a 24/7 helpline number — 1800-266-708 — for all queries related to the Covid drugs.
The aim of the website is to provide contact details of local distributors who are engaged in the sale and distribution of the Covid medicines and vaccines distributed by Dr Reddy’s Laboratories.
After reporting a shortage of Remdesivir in various parts of the country, the government said on Wednesday that the production of antiviral drugs will be ramped up and its prices will be reduced. States like Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh have notified the shortage of stocks of this medicine.
Remdesivir is being used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients with severe complications.
The government has said Remdesivir must be given only to serious Covid cases and should not be used at home. “Remdesivir is to be used only in those who require hospitalization and are on oxygen support. There is no question of its use in the home setting and for mild cases,”.
India recorded over two lakh cases today taking its total count to 1.4 crores. India has been the world’s worst-hit country since April 2.
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