Government approves stepping up of production of Remdesivir, 6 manufacturers get fast track approval
New Delhi: In view of the sharp rise in Remdesivir in the country, the government of India has approved stepping up of production of the drug.
The decision was taken at a meeting convened by union minister for Chemicals& Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya with all-existing manufacturers and stakeholders on 12th and 13th April.
On 11th April, the government had banned export of Ramdesivir and its API till further orders to increase the supply of the drug in the Domestic Market.
The current total installed capacity of the seven manufacturers of Remdesivir is 38.80 lakh vials per month. Fast-track approval has been given for seven additional sites having the production capacity of 10 Lakh vials /month to six manufacturers. Another 30 lakh vials/month production is lined up. This would ramp up the production capacity for manufacturing to around 78 lakh vials/month.
Manufacturers of Remdesivir have volunteered to reduce the price to less than Rs 3500 by the end of this week, to support the efforts of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, to Fight against COVID, Manufactures of Remdesivir have been directed to give priority to fulfil hospital/institutional level supplies.