Coronavirus: Indore Sees Queues For Hours As Anti-Viral Drug Runs Short In Supply
A long queue was seen outside pharmacies in Madhya Pradesh's Indore as people rushed to buy an anti-viral medicine that has been recommended in the fight against the coronavirus. The Madhya Pradesh government will get more Remdesivir injections to treat poor people for free, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday.
However, demand for Remdesivir, which is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19, especially in adult patients with severe complications, has been skyrocketing and supply seems to inadequate, people who stood in the long queue for hours said.
As against the daily demand of 7,000 vials of Remdesivir in Indore, pharmacies are getting less than half that number, officials have said.
Hundreds of people waited in long queues at Indore's Dawa Bazaar to buy the medicine on Thursday, but only a few could get it. On Wednesday too, only a few people could get Remdesivir after waiting for hours.