Maharashtra Health Minister blames Centre for inadequate allocation of Remdesivir injection

“Currently, we need more than 50,000 doses of Remdesivir on a daily basis,” said by Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.

The Centre was earlier providing 35,000 daily doses of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said that the state has now been allocated 26,000 injections for the next 10 days as against the state’s daily need of over 50,000 doses.

“Currently, we need more around 50,000 doses on a daily basis. Earlier, we were allotted around 35,000 doses by the Centre daily. Now we have been allocated only 26,000 injections daily for the next 10 days by the Centre. We were already getting a deficit of around 25,000 daily doses, and looking at today’s allotment, we are now more short of the vaccine,” Tope said.

“It is very important for the Centre to keep in mind the deficit we are facing currently. Remdesivir is not the last solution to treat this disease. But, at the same time, serious patients still need it,” said the Maharashtra Health Minister.

He further added, “I therefore humbly appeal to the Government of India to allot more injections to the State, a letter will be written to them today. I will personally also have a word with them, the chief minister too will take up the issue with the Centre.”

As per Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra is among the ten states that account for 75.66 per cent of the country’s new COVID-19 cases and among the five states that cumulatively account for 59.99 per cent of India’s total active cases.

The state recorded the highest daily new cases at 67,468 in the last 24 hours said the ministry. It further stated that in the last 24 hours, the state reported maximum casualties at 568.

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