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Rajnath Singh to release first batch of DRDO's anti-COVID oral drug 2DG today

DNA Monday, 17 May 2021
Developed by DRDO's INMAS, in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories in Hyderabad, the 2DG drug is an anti-Covid therapeutic application.
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News video: Covid-19: Rajnath Singh released first batch of anti-covid drug 2-DG | Oneindia News

Covid-19: Rajnath Singh released first batch of anti-covid drug 2-DG | Oneindia News 02:34

The first batch of anti-Covid oral drug 2-DG, developed by the DRDO, was released on Monday by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. Even as the country is reeling under vaccine shortage and growing Covid cases, vaccines worth lakhs were destroyed in a fire at a godown in...

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