Price of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir to be capped between Rs 1100-1400 per dose: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope

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Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said connected Wednesday (April 7) that the terms of COVID-19 cause Remdesivir to beryllium capped betwixt Rs 1100-1400 per dose, citing the precocious fig of regular depletion successful the state,

Mumbai: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said connected Wednesday (April 7) that the terms of COVID-19 cause Remdesivir to beryllium capped betwixt Rs 1100-1400 per dose, citing the precocious fig of regular depletion successful the state,

Addressing a property league implicit the COVID-19 situation successful the authorities connected Wednesday, Maharashtra Health Minister said, "The terms of COVID19 cause Remdesivir to beryllium capped betwixt Rs 1100-1400 per dose. We request a precocious fig of Remdesivir doses arsenic 50,000 doses are consumed regular successful the state."

Rajesh Tope further added, "We person a vaccine wastage complaint of 3% successful Maharashtra which is fractional of the nationalist mean vaccine wastage complaint of 6 per cent."

The Maharashtra Health Minister hinted astatine the anticipation of new strains of COVID-19 successful the authorities arsenic "some patients are showing behaviours different than regular ones."

He said, "New Strains are suspected due to the fact that we are seeing different behaviours successful COVID-19 patients than regular behaviours. Patients are besides showing non-routine behaviours aft the infection." 

"National Institute of Virology (NIV) is doing genomic sequencing of our samples. It is sending its study to National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Now, NCDC volition usher america astir if immoderate caller protocol is to beryllium followed for the treatment," helium added. 

The authorities is presently consuming 50,000 doses of COVID-19 drug Remdesivir connected a regular basis, but Maharashtra needs a higher fig of doses.

Earlier, helium said that Maharashtra is facing a vaccine shortage and has requested 40 lakh doses each week from the Centre.

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