New Delhi: In view of the increasing cases of the corona, the Central Government has on Wednesday directed to increase the production of Remdesivir and reduce the price. In a meeting with the producers of Remdesivir, approval has been given to nearly double the production. Instructions have been given to reduce its price by the end of this week.
A meeting was held on 12 and 13 April with Union Minister of State Mansukh Mandaviya with Remdesivir producers and suppliers from across the country. In which instructions were given to the producers and suppliers. At present, the capacity of Remdesiver is 38.80 lakhs per month. Fast-track clearance of 10 lakh production has been given to six manufacturers. Approval will soon be given to another producer for the production of 30 lakhs per month. After getting its approval, the production capacity of Remdesivir in the country will be close to 78 lakhs. That means production will almost double. Along with this, instructions have been given to reduce the price of Remdesivir by 3500 rupees by the end of this week.
To increase the supply in the domestic market, the export of Remdisvir, API, and Formulation has been banned. In this way, the export of four lakh Remdesivir doses is stopped and supplied to the domestic market. The EOU / SEZ unit is being enabled to supply in the domestic market. The National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) is constantly monitoring the availability of Remedisivir.