COVID-19 Pune: Tocilizumab supply likely to be restored in the city

Chaitraly Deshmukh
Monday, 24 August 2020

Critically ill patients are given an injection called 'Tocilizumab'. The drug is being prescribed by doctors, as the injection improves the condition of the COVID-19. 

Pune: There has been a shortage of Tocilizumab injections in the last few days, which is one of the important medicines working for curing critically ill COVID-19 patients. However, the supply of these drugs will start smoothly in the market from Monday said the drug dealers.

Therefore, this drug is more likely to be available to patients. The number of critically ill COVID-19 patients receiving treatment on ventilators in the Pune is increasing on a daily bases.

These patients are given an injection called 'Tocilizumab'. The drug is being prescribed by doctors, as the injection improves the condition of the COVID-19. But a few days ago, the company 'Roche', which manufactures injections, announced that it was not useful to patients and stopped its production. Cipla, which distributes the injection in India, has announced that the injection will be available in India on August 24.

In this regard speaking to Sakal Times, Sushil Shah, President, Chemists Association of Pune District, admitted and said that the supply of Tocilizumab will begin again from Monday by the distribution company.

 

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