This article is from May 15, 2021

Rumours spread as Remdesivir is available for Rs 899 at “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra”

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Please share .. Remdecivir drugs can be obtained for Rs.899 / – instead of Rs.4000 / – to 50,000 / -. It can be obtained directly from “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra” present in almost every city in India.

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1) Patient’s Aadhar Card
2) Govt Positive Report
3) Physicians’ Original Recommendation
4) Drug Purchaser’s Aadhar Card

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Doctors prescribe Remdecivir in the treatment of corona patients, so people can be seen wandering around Tamil Nadu for the drug. Demand for this drug has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals.

Meanwhile, a piece of news on WhatsApp has gone viral on social media, claiming that Prime Minister “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra”, who runs a scheme, can buy Remdecivir directly at pharmacies for Rs 899.

Fact Check:

Prime Minister “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra” dispensaries have been set up across the country under a central government’s scheme. Generic drugs are available here at low prices. Equivalent in quality and effectiveness to branded drugs despite the low price. The project was first launched in 2008, but it was relaunched in 2015.

A list of all generic drugs available at these Kendra pharmacies can be found at pmjay.gov.in Remdecivir is not on that list. There has been no announcement that Remdecivir will be available there.

There are a total of 7 pharmaceutical companies in India. In March, one of the manufacturers, Zydus Cadila, announced that it would reduce the price of a 100mg bottle from Rs 2,800 to Rs 899. Therefore, Remtacivir is available from a single company for Rs.899.

The names of the companies that manufacture and sell Remdecivir and their prices are published in the LiveMint news on April 14th. In late April, Dr.Reddys announced that it would halve the price of Remdecivir, according to the Hindustan Times .

 

On April 13, Dr. VK Paul, a member (health) of the Finance Commission, said, “This is needed for people who need to be hospitalized and who are on oxygen. Remtecivir should not be bought from drug stores, ”the ANI report said.

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In our search, WhatsApp forward forwarding information that Prime Minister “Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Kendra” dispenses Remdecivir drugs at Rs. 899 / – is incorrect and fake news. Remdecivir drugs are not available there. It is learned that only one company is offering Remtacivir for Rs.899 / -.

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