The antiviral medicine Remdesivir, considered as a life-saving drug for critically infected Covid-19 patients has run out of stock in District hospital Kulgam, thus leaving the patients worried.
There is a Remdesivir medicine crisis and the administration is failing to procure it despite witnessing a huge surge in COVID-19 cases,” alleged an attendant at DH Kulgam.
“With the help of my well-placed contacts, I could get the drug immediately, but what about others”, he questioned.
He said: “It’s going to impact the mortality rate among the severely sick patients. “What is the fun of having COVID-19 hospital at district level when drugs are not available here,” he added.
When contacted Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Kulgam, Dr. Mohammad Rafiq Dhobi told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that the drug is being supplied periodically. Last time we get 20 vials of Remdesivir at D H Kulgam now more supply is coming.
On Monday, the district logged 164 fresh cases taking the total number of active positives cases to 3395 in the district while the percentage of morality rate is 2.38%—(KNO)