Jun 23, 2021 02:21 PM IST
The government has been taking various steps to enhance the availability of Amphotericin B in the country to cater to the sudden increase in demand for the medication, including giving a boost to domestic manufacturing.
- Jun 18, 2021 05:26 PM IST
The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers noted that domestic production of Amphotericin B has already gone up five folds so far.
- Jun 01, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The Delhi HC Bench, however, said that the Centre may make an exception for senior citizens who are serving the nation in high positions and whose safety and security are important because of the pivotal roles that they play.
- May 27, 2021 07:42 PM IST
The court said it was sure that a patient's granddaughter, who was seeking direction to the government and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to provide sufficient number of vials of Amphotericin B to him, was not seeking any preferential treatment over other patients.
- May 26, 2021 05:05 PM IST
While Gujarat has logged 2,859 Black Fungus cases so far, Maharashtra has reported 2,770 cases, followed by 768 Mucormycosis cases in Andhra Pradesh, 752 in Madhya Pradesh, and 744 in Telangana. Together, these five states account for more than 65 percent of India’s total Black Fungus caseload.
- May 21, 2021 06:38 PM IST
"One patient needs 60 to 100 injections (of Amphotericin B) depending on the severity of illness. With the current caseload, we need more than 1,50,000 injections," Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said.
- May 21, 2021 03:09 PM IST
The government said in May 2021, 3,63,000 vials of Amphotericin-B will be imported, thereby resulting in total availability in the country inclusive of the domestic production of 5,26,752 vials.