Odisha Battles COVID-19: Maiden Consignment Of Remdesivir And Favipiravir Drugs Reach State

Bhubaneswar: The State Government today confirmed of having received the first consignment of Remdesivir and Favipiravir medicines for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Family Welfare Department, Pradipta Mohapatra said Remdesivir medicine will be used only in the treatment of moderate to severely ill COVID-19 patients.

“The Remdesivir medicines have been sent to all COVID hospitals in Odisha”, Mohapatra added. Price of the drug has been fixed at Rs 5,400, said sources. The drug has been manufactured by Hyderabad-based Hetero Healthcare Ltd, sources added.

Hetero Healthcare had announced on June 24 that it is set to supply its generic COVID-19 drug Covifor at ₹5,400 per vial across India.



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