The DMK authorities shall be launching an online portal to take requests for the drug instantly from personal hospitals. This may come into observe from Might 18.
The Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday introduced that it will likely be streamlining the sale of Remdesivir, a drug used throughout therapy for COVID-19, by launching an online portal to take requests for the drug instantly from personal hospitals. This may come into observe from Might 18. As soon as the drugs is alloted, a consultant from the hospital can accumulate the drugs, as per the discharge, and might solely be given to sufferers on oxygen assist.
The DMK authorities has acknowledged that this resolution was taken resulting from quite a lot of causes. The primary is the overcrowding and lack of bodily distancing witnessed at venues the place the drug was bought. The second purpose was that a number of individuals shopping for the medication had been making an attempt to earn more money by promoting them within the black market and third, the federal government additionally out that the World Well being Organisation had noticed that the drug is useful for these on oxygen assist and never essentially for each affected person present process therapy for COVID-19.
The press launch states that particulars concerning methods to apply for an allotment of the drugs shall be shared quickly. Hospitals have been adviced to undertake warning whereas giving the drug to sufferers and solely utilizing it for individuals who actually need it. The Well being Division may even be monitoring the requests to make sure there isn’t a sale of the drug within the black market.
This announcement from the federal government comes a day after absolute chaos unfolded on the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai, as lots of of kin of people that had contracted COVID-19 stormed into the venue to pay money for the anti-viral drug.
Remdesivir has been in excessive demand within the state regardless of a number of docs, consultants and even authorities authorities clarifying that it’s not a life saving drug.
The gross sales on the Nehru Stadium counter started on Saturday in an effort to forestall overcrowding in Kilpauk Medical faculty the place the drug was initially bought.