PM Modi reviews availability and supply of oxygen, medicines
Production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks across the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high level meeting to review the availability and supply of oxygen and medicines in the country.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister was briefed that the Government is actively monitoring the supply of drugs being used in the management of Covid-19 as well Mucormycosis.
The Prime Minister was also updated about calls given to manufacturers to enhance production of medicines.
According to a statement from the PMO, Prime Minister Modi was also briefed about the current production and stock of APIs for each such drug.
It was discussed that states are being provided medicines in good quantities.
The Prime Minister was also apprised that the production of all drugs including Remdesivir have been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks.
The Prime Minister said that India has a very vibrant pharma sector and the Government’s continued close coordination with them will ensure proper availability of all medicines.
The Prime Minister also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. It was discussed that the supply of oxygen is now more than three times the supply during the peak of the first wave.
The Prime Minister was briefed about the operations of oxygen rail and sorties by IAF planes.
PM Modi was also informed about the status of procurement of oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders as well as the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.
The PM also remarked that states should be asked to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical and training issues with the help of the manufacturers.