Center approves supply of 4.35 lakh vials from Remdesivir to Maharashtra; CM Thackeray thanks PM Modi | India News
MUMBAI: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on saturday he thanked the prime minister Narendra modi after the central government approved the supply of 4.35,000 vials of Remdesivir to the state.
Maharashtra’s Chief Minister’s Office in a tweet said: “The Central Government today approved a supply of 4.35,000 vials of Remdesivir to Maharashtra until April 30. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray thanked the Her“Prime Minister Narendra Modi for accepting your request.”
CM Uddhav Thackeray had caught the attention of the Center to the problem created by the shortage of Remdesivir in the state and had also requested the Prime Minister in a letter, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Secretariat.
“Today, the Center has ordered to supply 4 lakh 35 thousand vials to the state until April 30. The prime minister has thanked the Prime Minister for this. This supply was before 2 lakh 69 thousand vials, now it has increased to 4 lakh 35 thousand, “the statement read.
“Based on demand from states across the country, the center will supply 16 lakh vials of Remdesivir and seven licensed manufacturing companies have been asked to supply them as a priority,” the statement added.
Maharashtra reported 67,160 new Covid-19 cases and 676 deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the State health newsletter on Saturday night.
With more than 65,000 new cases, the total active cases in the state reached 6,94,480. As many as 63,928 people have died in the state so far and Maharashtra remains the state hardest hit by the pandemic.
The total number of cases in the state has reached 42,28,836, while so far a total of 34,68,610 patients have recovered from the disease.