Maharashtra: Haffkine fails to find Remdesivir bidder, state to face shortage
Maharashtra is staring at an acute shortage of Remdesivir across all district government hospitals and medical colleges with Haffkine Biopharma Private Limited, the nodal agency for its procurement in the state, unable to find a bidder to supply the anti-viral drug.
With demand high across Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Delhi, the stock with most manufacturers are running dry. Haffkine had floated a tender to procure 6 lakh vials of Remdesivir on April 15 but got no bidder. On April 16, it floated a new tender for 2 lakh vials with hopes that manufacturers would entertain smaller tenders.