Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya.
New Delhi: Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya today stated that the Government of India has been in active contact with officers of the Government of Maharashtra and is assisting with supply of Remdesivir in every manner.
In a series of tweets, he rebutted statements of Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik.
“There are 16 export oriented units in our country that have 20 Lakh vials of #Remdesivir, since exports are now banned by the government, these units are seeking permission to sell this medicine in our country but central government is denying the same,” Malik tweeted.
“Tweets by @nawabmalikncp are shocking. It is full of half truths and lies and the threats issued are unacceptable. He is unaware of the ground situation. GoI has been in active contact with officers of GoM and is assisting with supply of Remdesivir in every manner,” Mandaviya tweeted.
“We are doubling the production in the country and have given express permission to more 20 Plants since 12-4-2021 to manufacturers. Ensuring adequate supply of Remdesivir to the people of Maharashtra remains our priority,” he said in another tweet.
“As per the Government’s record, there is only one unit of EoU and one in SEZ. We have reached out to all the Manufacturers of Remdesivir. No such consignment is stuck.”
The Minister requested Malik to share the list of these 16 companies, availability of stock and WHO-GMP with them.
He said the Union Government is committed to do everything to help the people of this country.
The Minister also said that the price of #Remdesivir Injection is reduced.
“Due to Government’s intervention, the price of #Remdesivir Injection is now reduced! I am thankful to pharmaceutical companies for joining hands with the Government to fight against CoVID Pandemic.”