Government engaged in drug stock investigation due to coronavirus. ZNDM NEWS
Corona virus has created a rage all over the world with China, due to which the business in China has come to a complete halt. At the same time, the investigation has started in the Indian forma sector as well. Under this, information has been sought from all the states for storage and sale of materials used in medicines like antibiotics.
Corona virus has created a rage all over the world with China, due to which the business in China has come to a complete halt. At the same time, the investigation has started in the Indian pharma sector. Under this, information has been sought from all the states for storage and sale of materials used in medicines like antibiotics. The National Pharmaceutical Price Authority (NPPA) has also given time till March 3 for this. The government wants to know how much India is dependent on China for import of medicines. The NPPA, in an order to the State Drug Control Departments, has asked to submit 58 reports of storage of 58 types of medicines imported from China and their price fluctuations. These include paracetamol, B12, B1, B6, aspirin, azithromycin, metronidazole, amoxicillin, ofloxacin, cefixime, lopinavir and ritonavir etc.
In fact, in the last few years, India has made a lot of efforts to reduce dependence on other countries in the pharmaceutical business. The production of large consignment of materials used in the manufacture of medicines is being promoted in the country itself. Apart from this there are many very important medicines, whose manufacture materials are imported from China. For the last two months due to Corona virus, the forma sector is considered to be the most affected.
A senior NPPA official said that the committee has asked for this information so that supplies from China could not be disrupted due to the corona virus. These steps are being taken to stop the huge increase in the prices of medicines in the Indian market. He also informed that a format has been fixed for this which includes the sale and demand of medicines in November 2019 and February 2020 in addition to the existing storage.
Let us know that the death toll has increased more than 3,000 worldwide. So far, the death toll in China has reached 2,912.