Directs F&D Administration to take stringent motion in case of black advertising and marketing of COVID associated medication
Mandatory to point out identify of affected person & IPD quantity on Remdesivir Injection
60 Drug Control Officers deputed to preserve vigilant eye on the availability of medicines
CHANDIGARH: On the directives of Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu, the Food & Drug Administration has established the ‘Remdesivir Injection Monitoring Centre’ on the Head Office to stop black advertising and marketing.
The Health Minister mentioned that Captain Amrinder Singh led Punjab Government has continuously ensured the availability, availability and distribution of injections within the Government and Private hospitals throughout the State and he urged the individuals not to get panic to purchase Remdesivir Injection at excessive costs because the Health division have the enough inventory in its warehouses.
Expressing grave concern over the black advertising and marketing and hoarding of COVID associated medication, the Health Minister Sidhu mentioned that he directed the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Punjab to take stringent motion in opposition to the Wholesalers, Distributors and Retailers if anybody discovered doing such actions.
The Minister mentioned that Punjab Government has made necessary to point out the identify of affected person and IPD quantity on the vial in order that the FDA’s groups can simply confirm empty vial to which affected person it has been administered earlier than destroying by the Covid Care Centre.
Sidhu mentioned that Punjab Government has dedicated to guarantee the availability of high quality medication in Punjab and to obtain this purpose, 60 Drug Control Officers have been deputed to preserve vigilant eye on the availability of medicines.
Sidhu mentioned that he instructed the FDA to monitor the costs and shares of the Covid associated/administration medication throughout the State and act promptly in opposition to the vendor who violates the rules. He mentioned that directions relating to provide as nicely sale of Remdesivir have been issued to all involved authorities because the COVID-19 pandemic is once more at its peak and variety of lively instances are growing daily.
The Minister mentioned that every one the Carrying & Forwarding brokers, Depot Incharges, Wholesalers and Distributors to preserve the common provide of Remdesivir Injections in Punjab. He mentioned that at present, this injection required to be bought to be used solely to the hospitals/establishments and sufferers underneath the prescription of medical specialists solely to guarantee the correct use of the medication as really helpful.
Accordingly, all of the sellers/stockiest shall be directed to preserve the correct shares of the formulations and preserve a stringent management over the distribution of the identical, he added.
Giving particulars of inventory of medicines, he divulged that the Govt. of India allotted 50,000 injections for distribution in Punjab from 21 April 2021 to 9 May 2021 whereas the State Government has acquired 41,056 injections. He mentioned that 20,450 injections have been distributed to the Govt. COVID care facilities and Govt. Medical Colleges and 20,606 injections ditributed to the non-public Covid Care Centres.
He mentioned that as per intimation letter of GoI, Punjab might be acquired 35,000 Remdesivir injections from 9 May 2021 to 16 May 2021. He mentioned that at current, the well being division has 4913 Remdesivir inj., 60,000 Dexamethasone 4 MG inj., and 25 lacs Tablet Paracetamol and so on. in inventory after distribution to Govt. and Private Hospitals.
He enchantment to the individuals not to get panic because the State Government is doing all efforts to fulfill the demand of all such medicines in hospitals.