Delhi hospitals to get 10,000 doses of DRDO-developed anti-COVID drug today

Delhi hospitals to get 10,000 doses of DRDO-developed anti-COVID drug today

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New Delhi: An oral drug, developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation, for the treatment of moderate to severe coronavirus patients will be released today.

The first batch of 10,000 doses of the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug will be distributed to some hospitals in the national capital by Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today.

"Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh will release the first batch of anti-Covid drug 2DG via video conferencing facility tomorrow at 10.30 AM," the Defence Minister's office tweeted.

The drug, developed by DRDO's Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories, got approval for the emergency by the Drugs Controller General of India earlier this month.


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