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Maharashtra health minister slams Centre for inadequate remdesivir allocation

IndiaTimes Thursday, 22 April 2021 ()
Stating that the Centre was earlier providing 35,000 daily doses of Remdesivir injections to Maharashtra, State Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday said that the state has now been allocated 26,000 injections for the next 10 days as against the state's daily need of over 50,000 doses.
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Maharashtra Government appealed Centre to allot more Remdesivir injections to the State to battle COVID-19. "We need 50,000 Remdisivir injections daily but now we have been allotted only 26,000 injections for the next 10 days by the Centre. I appeal to the Government of India to allot more injections...

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