Crowd gathers outside Chennai’s Nehru stadium to buy Remdesivir missing govt's new order, give cops hard time
It was hard to console a few people since they had travelled from far off places to buy the drug, said a police officer.
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The government stated that antiviral Remdesivir drug should only be administered for patients who are undergoing treatment with oxygen support. The drug has limited benefit for other patients.
An accused from Banjara Hills limits, Busam Girish Kumar (29), who is working as an Endoscopy Technician in Apollo Hospital, had six Remdesivir injections was also arrested.
One of the doctors also said that 80 per cent of infected patients experience very mild symptoms and suggested a repeat RT-PCR rest if the first test report comes negative.
In his letter, the former Chief Minister said that the second wave of coronavirus has affected a large number of people all over the state.
Drug control personnel had earlier busted the black marketing of medical oxygen cylinders in the city last week
The Chief Minister also pointed out that the State government has been adopting a multi-pronged approach to contain coronavirus infection.
On enquiry, he admitted that he had procured the vials through a friend from Anantapur for Rs 3,490 each and wanted to sell them to needy persons in the city at Rs 28,000 each.
Continuing the raids on black marketers, Drug Control Administration (DCA) and Vigilance officials arrested a person who was in possession of 14 Remdesivir vials, here on Friday.
Remdesivir shots are being administered without any restriction at all hospitals to Covid patients who are in need of them, Health Secretary Dr T Arun said.
The venue is being shifted from the Government Kilpauk Medical College Hospital to the stadium to avoid crowding at the hospital.
Over 200 vials, imported from Bangladesh via Hyderabad, seized across the state.
Out of 43,979 ventilators supplied to various anti-Covid facilities, only 38,958 have been installed, the reply to the plea under the Right to Information Act added.
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Patients with suppressed immune system, diabetic and those with high iron levels in the blood are vulnerable to contract the disease which has high mortality rate, Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.