There are around 6-7 companies that are licensed to sell Remdesivir in India. It includes Cadila, Cipla, Mylan, Hetero, Jubilant Lifesciences and Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL).
CNBC-TV18 has learnt that Remdesivir is witnessing a shortage across major states and that is because of a sudden spurt in demand that has been seen.
Now, because of the surge that has been seen in the COVID-19 cases, all of the companies have had to ramp up demand quite substantially. The shortage is because Remdesivir takes a longer time to ramp up production.
Watch the accompanying video of CNBC-TV18’s Ekta Batra for more details.