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Covaxin production to increase 10 times in September: Harsh Vardhan | India News


NEW DELHI: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the production of the Covaxin vaccine will increase 10 times in September, while the manufacture of remdesivir jabs, an antiviral drug against Covid-19, will double to 74.1 lakh every month in May. .
In a series of tweets, he also said that all support to states to combat Covid-19 is being extended and that the uninterrupted supply of oxygen and the improvement of health care infrastructure are guaranteed.
Highlighting the steps taken to meet the remdesivir requirement, Vardhan in a tweet said: “Production will double to 74.1 liters per month in May; Express permission was given to 20 manufacturing plants to increase production; Ban on exports; Limited prices; Strict monitoring to curb any neglect, hoarding and black marketing. ”
On the subject of oxygen supply, he said in another tweet: “Projected demand for high load states mapped with supplies; Oxygen production maximized and diverted from industrial use to medical use; Installation of 162 PSA plants accelerated throughout the country; Round-Clock coordination cell assisting the States “.

Amid the spiral of coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has skyrocketed.
While the Railways have decided to operate ‘Oxygen Express’ trains for the next few days to transport liquid medical oxygen and oxygen cylinders across the country, the Interior Ministry has banned the supply of oxygen for industrial purposes except in nine specific industries.
He also said that the number of beds for patients with Covid-19 will be improved through the creation of temporary hospitals and the dedication of rooms in hospitals dependent on the ministries of the Union.
The Indian government has provided 1,121 ventilators to Maharashtra, 1,700 to Uttar Pradesh, 1,500 to Jharkhand, 1,600 to Gujarat, 152 to Madhya Pradesh and 230 to Chhattisgarh, Vardhan said.
Listing the steps being taken to strengthen the Covid-19 inoculation campaign across the country, he tweeted: “Covid-19 vaccine supplies for small states are replenished every seven days and every four days for states. Large. Measures taken to rapidly improve the available vaccine basket. Covaxin production will increase 10 times by September 2021. ”

Times of India