Amid Covid-19 Case Spike & Drug Row, Maharashtra FDA Chief Abhimanyu Kale Transferred

The Maharashtra government on Tuesday transferred Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Abhimanyu Kale amid a spike in COVID-19 cases and a political slugfest over the supply of Remdesivir vials to the state. Parimal Singh, a 2004-batch IAS officer, has succeeded Kale, an official said.

Singh, as FDA chief, will now oversee the procurement of the vital anti-viral drug from private firms as the state grapples with an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases.

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