Reply to RTI plea, Well being Information, ET HealthWorld


Suppliers struggling to match Centre's order for Remdesivir, ventilators: Reply to RTI pleaAmid the grim Covid-19 scenario within the nation, the Union authorities has ordered the procurement of 53.70 lakh Remdesivir injections and 46,386 ventilators to deal with the calamity. Out of the order positioned until Wednesday, numerous producers, nonetheless, have been capable of provide solely a bit of over 38.05 lakh injections and solely 43,979 items of ventilators to numerous states, Union territories and the Central authorities’s services, says the Union Ministry of Health and Household Welfare in response to a plea beneath the transparency legislation.

Out of 43,979 ventilators provided to numerous anti-Covid services, solely 38,958 have been put in, the reply to the plea beneath the Proper to Info Act added.

Out of the Remdesivir injections, allotted or ordered to be procured for numerous states, Maharashtra has been allotted 11.57 lakh injections however has been capable of safe a provide of merely 7.99 lakh, the reply stated.

After Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh has been capable of procure over 3.63 lakh doses of the injection in opposition to an allotment of 4.95 lakh doses, whereas Gujarat has been capable of procure 3.54 lakh injections in opposition to allotment of 4.19 doses.

The Union ministry has given its response in reply to a plea by RTI activist Sujeet Swami.

Karnataka for which an order for procurement of 5.75 lakh injections had been positioned has been capable of procure solely 3.26 lakh vials, the reply to RTI plea revealed.

Equally, an order for the availability of two.20 lakh injections had been positioned for the nationwide capital Delhi which has managed to safe over 1.81 lakh of its doses, the reply added.

Another states which managed to obtain vital provides of the injection although lower than what they’d been allotted are Madhya Pradesh (2.14 lakh vials in opposition to an order of two.60 lakh injection), Rajasthan (1.57 lakh in opposition to 2.48 lakh), Bihar (92,000 in opposition to an order of 1.5 lakh vials), West Bengal one lakh in opposition to an order of 1.60 lakh) and Punjab 60,000 in opposition to an order of 85,000.

Curiously, amongst numerous states, Telangana has bought the distinctive distinction of securing extra vials of Remidesivir than what it had ordered for – 1.98 lakh in opposition to an order of 1.45 lakh vials.

The RTI reply additional revealed that Two union territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep have until now failed to obtain a single vial of the injection regardless of having been allotted merely 2,000 injections.

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