Amravati: Remdesivir is one of the most sought-after experimental drugs for the treatment of Covid patients and part of the country’s treatment protocol.
The Andhra Pradesh state government has issued orders fixing the maximum price of Remdesivir injection used for Covid prevention.
The Andhra Pradesh government has set a maximum price of Rs 2,500 for the 100mg Remdesivir offered by various brands.
Hospitals in the Andhra Pradesh state's Arogyasree network, as well as non-network hospitals, have been asked not to charge more than Rs 2,500 for the injection from Covid patients.
Anil Kumar Singhal, chief secretary, Andhra Pradesh state medical health department, issued orders to this effect.
As Covid cases surge across the country, the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP), which works under the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, and the National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA), the drug price and availability regulator are continuously monitoring the availability of the drug.