Centre announces Remdesivir import; 4.5 lakh vials to be imported; 75,000 vials to reach India today

Union Minister for chemicals and fertilisers D. V. Sadananda Gowda has tweeted saying that to augment domestic availability, the government of India will import 4.5 lakh Remdesivir vials from United States. It is reported that 75,000 Remdesivir vials will reach India today. It is a big announcement by the government and it comes amidst the huge shortage that the people are facing. Will it be enough to deal with the surge in demand in India is the legitimate question that Madhavdas G asks. The government has been stating that Remdesivir is not a magic drug, but the problem on ground is that all the doctors are recommending and advising them to take Remdesivir which is completely out of the market.