"It appears you want people to die”: Delhi HC criticises Centre on new Remdesivir use protocol

The court observed that the Centre was changing the protocol to reduce the shortage of the drug.


Criticising the Central government over the new protocol on utilizing Remdesivir for coronavirus treatment, the Delhi High Court said citing that the demand for Remdesivir injection has increased greatly across the country amid the huge second Coronavirus wave.  

Coming heavily on the Central government, Justice Prathiba M Singh said, "This is wrong. This is a complete non-application of mind. Now people who do not have oxygen will not get Remdesivir either. It appears you want people to die.” 

The court observed that the Centre was changing the protocol to reduce the shortage of the drug. It went on to add that this is complete mismanagement. 

The HC’s sharp reaction comes when it was hearing a petition by a lawyer who has been infected from Covid-19 and was able to get only three out of the six doses of Remdesivir required.

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Due to the court's intervention, the lawyer got the remaining vials on April 27 night. 

 

 

 


 


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