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'Soaring demand' of remdesivir, oxygen during second wave of COVID-19: MHA
India

'Soaring demand' of remdesivir, oxygen during second wave of COVID-19: MHA

According to the annual report of the home ministry for 2021-22, during second wave of coronavirus in the country, it had coordinated with States and Union Territories and various stakeholders concerned for ensuring supply of medical oxygen for treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19 patients

Why manufacturing licence of Remdesivir was not given to pharmaceutical PSUs, asks Parliamentary panel
India

Why manufacturing licence of Remdesivir was not given to pharmaceutical PSUs, asks Parliamentary panel

Since Remdesivir has been included in the National Treatment Protocol as an optional drug in curing critical coronavirus patients, the committee recommended that the Centre conduct scientific studies to check the efficacy of the drug and asked it to explore possibilities to manufacture COVID essential drugs by PSUs under it

Parliamentary panel for framing price control regime for COVID medicines, medical devices
Health

Parliamentary panel for framing price control regime for COVID medicines, medical devices

The panel also recommended exemption of basic customs duty and GST on medicines and medical devices for fighting COVID-19

New COVID-19 treatment rules: India cuts down use of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, multivitamins, steroids
India

New COVID-19 treatment rules: India cuts down use of Remdesivir, Tocilizumab, multivitamins, steroids

According to the new guidelines, Remdesivir may be considered only in patients who have completed 10 days since the start of the symptoms and require supplemental oxygen.

Hydroxychloroquine creates renewed interest as a potential treatment for Omicron
World

Hydroxychloroquine creates renewed interest as a potential treatment for Omicron

The first study claiming HCQ is effective against COVID was criticised by science fraud expert Elisabeth Bik, who questioned the ethics, timelines for the trials, a lack of randomisation for patients and missing data

India may have reached COVID endemicity, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan
India

India may have reached COVID endemicity, says WHO's Soumya Swaminathan

On the prevalence of COVID-19 among children, Swaminathan said parents need not panic

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt to scrutinise Sonu Sood, Cong MLA Zeeshan Siddique's role in procuring anti-COVID drugs
Entertainment

Bombay HC asks Maharashtra govt to scrutinise Sonu Sood, Cong MLA Zeeshan Siddique's role in procuring anti-COVID drugs

The Bombay High Court also noted that "these people (celebrities) projected themselves as some kind of messiahs without verifying if the drugs were spurious or if the supply was legal."

COVID-19 pandemic: Guidelines key to ensuring uniform treatment protocol, but can be improved upon
India

COVID-19 pandemic: Guidelines key to ensuring uniform treatment protocol, but can be improved upon

It is also important for the medical community to remain updated on the current guidelines and accommodate the new changes that occur from time to time

Centre issues COVID management guidelines for children: No remdesivir, no self-medication of steroids
India

Centre issues COVID management guidelines for children: No remdesivir, no self-medication of steroids

The guidelines also recommended a six-minute walk test for children above 12 years under the supervision of parents/guardians

DGHS issues COVID-19 treatment guidelines: Here is what document recommends on Remdesivir, Tocilizumab
India

DGHS issues COVID-19 treatment guidelines: Here is what document recommends on Remdesivir, Tocilizumab

Among the drugs and treatment methods that have been removed from the recommendations are Ivermectin, Azithromycin and plasma therapy

COVID-19 update: Daily cases lowest in 45 days; PM announces scheme to help children orphaned by pandemic
India

COVID-19 update: Daily cases lowest in 45 days; PM announces scheme to help children orphaned by pandemic

Kerala extended shutdown in the state till 9 June but withdrew 'triple lockdown' in Malapppuram whereas Andhra Pradesh decided to extend and intensify restrictions in Tirupati and its entire Chittoor district till 15 June

Centre discontinues Remdesivir allocation to states, says supply much more than demand
India

Centre discontinues Remdesivir allocation to states, says supply much more than demand

Mandaviya said the production of Remdesivir has been increased ten times from just around 33,000 vials per day on 11 April to around 3,50,000 vials per day as of today

COVID-19 news: Plea in SC seeks direction to invoke NSA against hoarders, black marketeers of drugs, equipment
India

COVID-19 news: Plea in SC seeks direction to invoke NSA against hoarders, black marketeers of drugs, equipment

The plea claimed that due to outdated laws, the government has failed to control hoarding of beds in hospitals, spurious medicine generation and profiteering

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s condition improves following COVID-19 treatment
Politics

Former West Bengal CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee’s condition improves following COVID-19 treatment

The 77-year-old CPM leader was given a loading dose of Remdesivir and is also on anticoagulant medication and other supportive measures

No evidence of Remdesivir's effectiveness, might be dropped as COVID-19 treatment: Dr DS Rana
India

No evidence of Remdesivir's effectiveness, might be dropped as COVID-19 treatment: Dr DS Rana

Ganga Ram hospital Chairperson Dr DS Rana said, "Medicines that do not have any activity to work, will have to be discontinued."

States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC
India

States must form special teams to 'mercilessly' clamp down on black market of COVID-19 drugs: Centre to SC

In an affidavit, the Centre said the DCGI has communicated to all state drugs controllers to take strict action against hoarding and black marketing of drugs like remdesivir

Coronavirus News Updates: Will send expert teams to develop oxygen concentrators, says Israel's ambassador to India
India

Coronavirus News Updates: Will send expert teams to develop oxygen concentrators, says Israel's ambassador to India

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Israel Ambassador to India Ron Malka added, 'We’ll never forget the remarkable assistance we got from India at the beginning of this pandemic'

Coronavirus Updates: Delhi records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 deaths with 395 fatalities; toll now 15,772
India

Coronavirus Updates: Delhi records highest single-day spike in COVID-19 deaths with 395 fatalities; toll now 15,772

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: This was the eighth day in a row that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to COVID-19, while the city's positivity rate rose to 32.82%

India's second wave of COVID-19 spills on to social media as supply of oxygen, medicines dwindle
India

India's second wave of COVID-19 spills on to social media as supply of oxygen, medicines dwindle

As Indians turned to social media in search of COVID-19 beds and other essentials, their cries for help left behind a trail of how the crisis escalated and the dangers coronavirus still poses

COVID-19 crisis: Gilead announces steps to expand availability of Remdesivir in India
India

COVID-19 crisis: Gilead announces steps to expand availability of Remdesivir in India

The pharma co is set to provide support for new manufacturing facilities, and will donate active pharmaceutical ingredients to increase production