Will supply paracetamol, hydroxychloroquine to countries badly affected by Covid-19: MEA

Elias Hubbard
April 8, 2020

But this will not be an impediment to export the drugs to the USA, even though Srivastava added that their "demand position" in India will be "carefully monitored".

But in a statement on Tuesday morning, Anurag Srivastava, a government spokesperson, said that India had lifted some restrictions after officials had "confirmed the availability of medicines for all possible contingencies now envisaged".

Last week, Trump said he has sought help from Prime Minister Modi to allow the sale of hydroxychloroquine tablets ordered by the U.S. to treat the growing number of coronavirus patients in his country, hours after India banned the export of the anti-malarial drug.

'HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE & AZITHROMYCIN, taken together, have a real chance to be one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine.

India manufactures 70 per cent of the world's supply of hydroxychloroquine, according to Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) secretary-general Sudarshan Jain.

The 26 active pharmaceutical ingredients and medicines accounted for 10% of all Indian pharmaceutical exports and includes several antibiotics, such as tinidazole and erythromycin, the hormone progesterone and Vitamin B12.

In addition to New York, COVID-19 sufferers in a number of States are being handled with Hydroxychloroquine, together with MI and Texas. His remarks were in answer to a question whether US' decision to ban medical equipment exports could lead other countries to put up barriers, just as India had done with HCQ. Two federal agencies have already placed purchase orders for the drug. "And I don't hear anything where it is causing death", said the US President.

Trump and Modi have a close relationship.

On Trump's threats, Indian National Congress former leader Rahul Gandhi said: "Friendship isn't about retaliation". "... Modi govt has succumbed to the threat by allowing the export", he tweeted.

"His threat of retaliation is a personal affront to Prime Minister Modi who had walked the extra mile and collected multitudes of people in the Ahmedabad stadium when the spectre of COVID-19 was hanging low over the world", Tewari said. The ministry also sought to reassure India's that the country's own requirements had been considered before acceding to the United States' demand.

Subsequently, on March 25 the government announced a hold on export, adding it would only be allowed on a "case-to-case basis". There should be some sort of clarification on how much we have and how much we might need, and then think about exporting it.

Smith told the Post he walked Trump through a spreadsheet and other documents on how the drug works. Despite only anecdotal evidence that it has any impact, his supporters have cast dissenting voices as timid at best and hostile at worst.

India Malaysia ties which had suffered a set back during the tenure of Former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad, which had raked up Kashmir and India's Citizenship Amendment Law many times drawing the wrath of New Delhi.

"What do I know, I'm not a doctor", Trump said on Sunday. He said the government has been assessing the quantities that can be exported while ensuring internal demand is met.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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