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Nepal made remdesivir in the market

The Nepal Weekly
June 29, 2021

The Nepal Weekly | June 29, 2021

Remdesivir, a medicine used in the treatment of COVID-19, has been successfully produced within the country.

The National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. has introduced the Remdesivir medicine to the market from Sunday. It is the first pharmaceutical to produce Remdesivir medicine in the country.

Ajay Pandey, Vice-President Marketing of the National Healthcare Pvt. Ltd. said that Remdesivir medicine has been brought to the market recently and is sold at Rs. 3,500 per vial. “Currently, 15,000 vials of Remdesivir medicine have been produced in the first phase. However, we can add to the production according to the demand,” said Pandey.

Santosh KC, information officer at the Department of Drug Administration (DDA), shared that National Health Care

Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. was permitted to produce the Remdesivir medicine towards mid14 May this year. “It got permission from the DDA to take the produced Remdesivir medicine in the market on Sunday,” he added.