Government of India ban on export of medicines due to Corona virus. ZNDM NEWS
The central government on Tuesday banned the export of more than two dozen drugs in view of the growing threat of corona virus. The decision has been taken amid fears of a decrease in imports of raw materials from China. The government has taken steps to ban their exports so that there is no crisis in the supply of medicines in the country.
The central government on Tuesday banned the export of more than two dozen drugs in view of the growing threat of corona virus. The decision has been taken amid fears of a decrease in imports of raw materials from China. The government has taken steps to ban their exports, so that there is no crisis on the supply of medicines in the country. The immediate ban includes the medicinal elements of medicines. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade issued its notification. The drugs will contain 26 drugs and medicinal substances including paracetamol, tinidazole and neomycin. It is considered a major step of preparing to deal with an emergency. Central Government National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority, The Controller General of India and the State Governments have been asked to ensure adequate supply of important chemicals and medicines used in medicine. India relies on China to manufacture medicines and imports active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) from China for production of drugs. These are the raw materials for making medicines. Due to the outbreak of Corona virus, import and export has been badly affected and due to non-importation of API, production of medicines is declining by many companies.
Due to non-availability of raw materials from China, fever medicines, plastic materials, mobile and electronics goods have become expensive. However, the prices of products like cumin, cotton have fallen due to the hindrance in exports to China. Many pharmaceutical companies in Himachal have said that they urgently need raw materials for medicines.
Visa revocation of citizens of four countries The
Ministry of Civil Aviation has suspended regular visas and e-visas issued to citizens of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan on or before March 3 on the advice of the Ministry of Health, who have just Has not entered India yet. Those who travel to India can contact the Indian Embassy or Consulate. Earlier, regular visas or e-visas issued to Chinese citizens on or before February 5 were suspended. The government has started preparations on a war footing to deal with the Corona crisis. Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the preparations to deal with the virus.
The Prime Minister tweeted that various Ministries and States are working together, from the investigation of people coming to India, in relation to providing medical first aid treatment immediately. He also wrote that people need not panic. The government has suggested people to avoid unnecessary travel to Iran, Italy, South Korea and Singapore and said that they are in touch with both countries to evacuate Indians from Iran and Italy. The cabinet secretary also held a review meeting with various ministries, states and health secretaries through video conferencing.