India sees record almost 50,000 new coronavirus cases, drug shortages in places
Local authorities scrambled to procure generic versions of remdesivir, the drug that has shown promise in clinical trials in treating severely ill patients with coronavirus, the disease caused by the coronavirus.
“Demand is huge as cases are rising rapidly in the state,” said a senior drug regulatory official in the western state of Maharashtra. “Supplies of the drug are limited, but companies have assured us they will provide more in a week.”
India has reported 30,601 deaths from the disease, with more than 40% of these deaths coming from Maharashtra state.
Drug industry and government officials in the country said that they are doing their best. ■