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Notify drugs for the treatment of Covid under the Essential Products Act: Chhattisgarh CM | India News

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NEW DELHI: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel wrote to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday suggesting that Remdesivir injection, ivermectin tablets, tocilizumab injection, favipiravir capsule, Enoxaparin injection and dexamethasone tablet should be immediately reported as commodities.
In his letter, Baghel said that the demand for Remdesivir injection, ivermectin tablets, tocilizumab injection, favipiravir capsule, enoxaparin injection and dexamethasone tablet has increased. Increased demand has led to the hoarding and black marketing of these drugs.
He informed the Union Minister of Health that the state government has already taken several measures such as constant monitoring of the distribution and use of these drugs in hospitals, setting up a special working group for the purpose, surprise inspection and raids to receive information. of black marketing to stop the hoarding and black marketing of these drugs.
He added that reporting these drugs under the Essential Commodities Act of 1955 will not only help the state government stop black marketing, but also ensure the availability of these drugs.

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