Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday that the Centre will boost the production of anti-viral drug Remdesivir and the drug will be available at government’s price.
The decision has been taken in view of the increasing cases of black marketing of Remdesivir.
“There was a shortage of Remdesivir injection. Because of this, incidents of black marketing took place, several people lost their lives as they have not received Remdesivir, so we decided to increase its production. But we tried (and to got manufacturing rights), Remdesivir will be provided to people at government’s price. Now, I think there will be no black marketing or no person will die due to lack of it, there is no reservation, can be provided to other states when there will be surplus,” Gadkari said.