IMA thanks the Center for eliminating import duties on Remdesivir and oxygen | India News
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PUDUCHERRY: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) thanked the central government for eliminating import duties for Remdesivir Y oxygen.
“We are pleased to note that the government has lifted the import tax for both Remdesivir and oxygen. We anticipate that 50,000 metric tons of oxygen will be imported into our country at this crucial time by the benevolent decision of the government,” said IMA National. President JA Jayalal and Honorary Secretary General Jayesh M Lele in a joint statement issued Saturday.
The IMA called on the medical fraternity to adhere to the rational and judicious use of medicines and to ensure that all those in absolute need obtain them at the right time.
The association also appealed to people not to panic. “… for all those who absolutely need it, the drug is prescribed and provided,” the duo said.
“Need-based supply, vigilance to ensure that Remdesivir drug and oxygen reach hospitals directly from sources and to ensure judicious and rational use of them are effectively promoted by the Government of India together with agencies state monitoring, “they said.