BJP government has banned the export of remdesivir injection used in the treatment of corona. According to the statement issued by government, in the last few days there was a shortage of injection due to 11 lakh active cases in the country. This ban will continue till situation improves.
A lot of people on twitter requesting government to provide vaccination and not exporting it, as there is a shortage of vaccine, oxygen cylinders, hospitals.
Explaining the government on the prohibition of export a senior trade dept official has said “Banning exports will affect the global standing of India as a hub for vaccine manufacturing. It will also erode our reputation as an ally of the bloc of smaller, economically less-developed nations since many of the commercial orders are to entities coordinating vaccine relief efforts on an international scale”.
Till now 2 Indian producers have exported 3.57 crore dose for foreign country and yet to complete many.