Karnataka warns Cipla and Jubilant of legal action for not supplying Remdesivir

Karnataka warns Cipla and Jubilant of legal action for not supplying Remdesivir

Bengaluru, May 11 (PTI) The Karnataka government on
Tuesday served notices to pharmaceutical majors Cipla and
Jubilant warning them of legal proceedings for not supplying
adequate quantities of Remdesivir injection bottles as
directed by the Government of India.

In a notice to the pharmaceutical companies, the
Principal Secretary in the Revenue department N Manjunatha
Prasad said they were ordered to deliver 62,000 vials of
Remdesivir injection, but they supplied very less
consignment.

Cipla and Jubilant were ordered to supply 30,000
and 32,000 vials respectively by May 9. However, they
supplied only 10,840 and 17,601 vials on May 8.

The two companies failed to supply the requisite
quantity as directed by the Government of India, which has
severely impacted treatment of patients requiring Remdesivir
vials in the state, the notices said.

The companies have been asked to immediately
fulfill the supply obligation of Remdesivir vials, as
allotted by the Government of India to the state as of
Tuesday within 24 hours of the receipt of the notice.

“Non-adherence or non-compliance of these
directions by M/s Jubilant Limited and M/s Cipla Limited
shall be liable to be proceeded under section 58 and 60 of
the Disaster Management Act, 2005 besides legal actions under
relevant section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal
provisions as applicable,” Prasad said in his order.

Remdesivir injections are in high demand as it is
vital for the COVID patients with severe lung infections.

Many people have been arrested for selling the drug
in black market at an exorbitant price.

Police have also arrested a few who were selling
fake Remdesivir injections to the needy at astronomical
prices.

With COVID infections surging, the demand for
Remdesivir has sky-rocketed. PTI GMS BN
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