India to have more than sufficient stock of Liposomal Amphotericin B drug for the treatment of Mucormycosis: Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

IAS Prelims 2023


 “On 16th June,2021, active cases of Mucormycosis were 27,142. Even in the future, if cases of Black fungus increases , India is prepared to have more than sufficient availability of Amphotericin B drug and other drugs which are required to treat patients of Mucormycosis. India has increased domestic production remarkably by more than fivefold. Domestic production of Liposomal Amphotericin B was just 62,000 vials in April,2021 and now it is expected to cross 3.75 lakh vials in June,2021. While increasing domestic production, India also placed order to import 9,05,000 Liposomal Amphotericin Bvials through M/s Mylan. India is leaving no stone unturned to boost the availability of  Amphotericin B drugs in the country’’, said Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Chemicals & Fertilisers.

https://twitter.com/mansukhmandviya/status/1405803653877813248?s=19

Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers has allocated a total 7,28,045 vials ofLiposomal Amphotericin B to all the states and Central institutions till 17th June, 2021. Amphotericin B drug is used for the treatment of Mucormycosis, commonly known as Black Fungus.

State-wise allocation of Liposomal Amphotericin B Vials
 from 11th May, 2021 to 17th June, 2021

Sr. No.

State/UT

Total Vials

1

A&N Islands

0

2

Andhra Pradesh

47510

3

Arunachal Pradesh

0

4

Assam

200

5

Bihar

8540

6

Chandigarh

2800

7

Chhattisgarh

4720

8

D&D & D&N

500

9

Delhi

21610

10

Goa

740

11

Gujarat

148410

12

Haryana

25560

13

Himachal Pradesh

470

14

J&K(UT)

600

15

Jharkhand

2030

16

Karnataka

52620

17

Kerala

2030

18

Ladakh (UT)

0

19

Lakshadweep

0

20

Madhya Pradesh

49770

21

Maharashtra

150265

22

Manipur

150

23

Meghalaya

0

24

Mizoram

0

25

Nagaland

100

26

Odisha

1260

27

Puducherry

460

28

Punjab

8280

29

Rajasthan

63070

30

Sikkim

0

31

Tamil Nadu

25260

32

Telangana

34350

33

Tripura

150

34

Uttar Pradesh

39290

35

Uttarakhand

3380

36

West Bengal

2640

37

Central Institutions

31280

 

Total

728045

 

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    Source PIB