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Centre prohibits exports of Injection Remdesivir, Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till COVID situation in country improves

Centre prohibits exports of Injection Remdesivir, Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till COVID situation in country improves

New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) Centre has prohibited the exports of Injection Remdesivir and Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) till the COVID situation in the country improves.
'India is witnessing a recent surge in COVID cases. As on April 11, 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,' the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said in a statement here on Sunday.
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.

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