India and the USA USA Ties intensify in the fight against Covid-19
NEW DELHI: From vaccines to ventilators, India and the USA. USA Cooperation is increasing as both countries tackle the pandemic.
Among the developments that will determine the course of the cooperation is a study on the clinical trials of Remdisivir, the antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, which is currently being tested and a study should be ready in mid-April. The findings will determine whether the drug can be used in patients with Covid-19. Given continued cooperation with Gilead in India, the government expects a deeper relationship.
The second problem is the approval of the US FDA. USA For the use of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine for patients with Covid. The United States has asked India to relax the export ban on both, and New Delhi could do it for the United States.
Furthermore, officials say both countries are looking for ways to work together for vaccine development. India's strength lies in its long experience in treating infectious diseases.
According to official sources, the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. USA, led by Anthony Fauci, is cooperating with the Gurgaon-based Institute of Translational Health Science and Technology, led by Gagandeep Kang, in virus and vaccine research. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) have already moved an existing cooperation program at a higher speed.
As for diagnostic kits and ventilation machines, India relies on American companies for bulk supplies that she said would be available to friends. Abbott, GM and Sanofi Pasteur are producing everything India wants to achieve as quickly as possible.
Meanwhile, the MEA is doing its best to acquire Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and fans from around the world.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, MEA is purchasing medical equipment at various locations. “A Singapore-based online platform that can supply 10 lakh PPE kits was identified and an order has been placed through MEA to purchase them. Another supplier based in Korea, which has links with production companies in Vietnam and Turkey, it has been identified with a daily production capacity of more than 1 lakh of PPE kits. Orders are being made to this company through MEA for the supply of 20 lakh PPE kits, ”he said.
MEA has placed fan orders with companies like Hamilton, Mindray And Draeger India has also ordered 10,000 fans from China.