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Covid Surge: PM Modi reviews oxygen, medicine situation

Officials said that states were being provided medicines in good quantities. The production of all drugs, including Remdesivir, has been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. 

Covid Surge PM Modi reviews oxygen, medicines situation-VPN
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New Delhi, First Published May 12, 2021, 10:39 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the availability and supply of oxygen and medicines across the country in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Prime Minister was briefed by officials who said that the supply of drugs used in the management of Covid-19 and Mucormycosis was being actively monitoring. 

Officials also informed the Prime Minister about the current production and stock of APIs for each such drug. 

Officials said that states were being provided medicines in good quantities. The production of all drugs, including Remdesivir, has been ramped up significantly in the last few weeks. 

Observing that India had a very vibrant Pharma sector, the Prime Minister said that continued close coordination with pharmaceutical manufacturers will ensure proper availability of all medicines.

Prime Minister Modi also took stock of the situation on oxygen availability and supply in the country. 

He was informed that the oxygen supply was now over 3 times than during the peak of the first wave. 

Besides, officials updated the prime minister about the operation of oxygen trains, IAF sorties, procurement of oxygen concentrators and oxygen cylinders, and the status of PSA plants being installed across the country.

Prime Minister Modi directed officials to ask states to operationalize ventilators in a time-bound manner and resolve technical and training issues with the help of the manufacturers.

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