Ministry of Health via PIB India:
India is witnessing a recent surge in COVID cases. As on 11.04.2021, there are 11.08 lakh active COVID cases and they are steadily increasing. This has led to a sudden spike in demand for Injection Remdesivir used in treatment of COVID patients. There is a potential of further increase in this demand in the coming days.
Seven Indian companies are producing Injection Remdesivir under voluntary licensing agreement with M/s. Gilead Sciences, USA. They have an installed capacity of about 38.80 lakh units per month.
In light of the above, Government of India has prohibited the exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the situation improves.
In addition, Government of India has taken the following steps to ensure easy access of hospital and patients to Remdesivir:
All domestic manufactures of Remdesivir have been advised to display on their website, details of their stockists/ distributors to facilitate access to the drug.
Drugs inspectors and other officers have been directed to verify stocks and check their malpractices and also take other effective actions to curb hoarding and black marketing.
The State Health Secretaries will review this with the Drug Inspectors of the respective States/UTs.
The Department of Pharmaceuticals has been in contact with the domestic manufacturers to ramp up the production of Remdesivir.
The Government of India has also advised the States that the extant “National Clinical Management Protocol for COVID-19″, which is based on evidence, has been developed after many interactions by Committee of Experts, and is the guiding document for treatment of Covid-19 patients.
In the Protocol, Remdesivir is listed as an Investigational Therapy, i.e. where informed and shared decision making is essential, besides taking note of contra indications mentioned in the detailed guidelines.
The States and UTs have been advised that these steps should again be communicated to all hospitals, both in public and private sector, and compliance monitored.
P Chidambaram – Former Union Finance Minister:
What does one say when the government wants to call the vaccination drive an “utsav”? By no stretch of imagination can it be a festival. The vaccination drive is a crusade.
Having messed up the management of the production and supply sides of the vaccines, the government is covering up its massive failure through rhetoric and hyperbole.
We were the first to demand universal vaccination and get rid of the silly app and the need for pre-registration. Vaccination must be a walk-in programme
Government must immediately provide funds to ramp up production in India and increase supplies.
Government must also authorise the use of more approved vaccines and allow their manufacture or import.
We have a duopoly of two vaccines, but they are hardly sufficient to vaccinate a nation of 138 crore people.
In the light of the devastating Corona second wave, conducting CBSE exams must be reconsidered.
All stakeholders must be consulted before making sweeping decisions.
On how many counts does Govt. of India intend to play with the future of India’s youth?
My letter to the Minister of Education Dr RP Nishank asking him to reconsider allowing the CBSE to conduct board exams under the prevailing COVID wave.Priyanka Gandhi – general secretary, congress
Yesterday, South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant ji has written to Union Min, HRD for national consensus and central guidance on 10th/12th exams instead of various states taking different decisions that will affect student lives & careers for CBSE, ICSE, IB, GCSE & state boards.Aaditya Thackeray – Minister, Maharashtra Govt.
KTR – Minister, Telangana Govt.:
Pleased to share success story of one of the innovations introduced in MA&UD dept in 2017; TDRs (Transferable Development Rights)
It’s a win-win deal for property owners & urban local bodies
GHMC alone has saved ₹3095 Cr in Strategic Road Development Plan (SRDP), Road & Nala widening by issuing TDRs
We have also introduced a “TDR bank” which enables 100% online issuance and utilisation of TDR Certificates between agencies such as GHMC, HMDA & TSIIC inside of ORR
The Online TDR Bank application can be viewed at http:/tdr.ghmc.telangana.gov.in:8080/
Niti Aayog under the Ministry of Planning, Govt of India also recognised the Online TDR Bank application as one of the best practice in the country for acquisition of lands for developmental works & have suggested that other states in the country adopt similar best practices
Happy to share that actor & philanthropist Sonu Sood will be the Brand Ambassador of our Covid19 vaccination drive.Capt Amarinder Singh – Chief Minister, Punjab:
I thank him for supporting our campaign to reach out to, and protect, every Punjabi, and appeal to all to get vaccinated at the earliest.
Vaccination against Covid19 will provide all with required immunity to fight pandemic.
We need to ensure that all eligible persons are vaccinated at the earliest & that we continue to follow safety protocols.
Urge my fellow Punjabis to ensure we triumph against Covid19.
Had the great fortune of receiving the blessings of His Holiness Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati Ji Maharaj in Uttarakhand today.Akhilesh yadav – former cm, uttar pradesh
Addressing the grievances and issues of citizens from across the state who came to meet me.pramod sawant – cm, goa
Met my constituents who came to Badal village and tried my best to resolve their issues.Harsimrat badal – former union minister
Also took their feedback on what people expect from us and how we can further strengthen the party for the forthcoming Vidhan Sabha polls.