Day: May 10, 2020

Gilead’s Remdesivir Will Be Distributed By State Health Departments

The US Department of Health has now announced the allocation plan for Gilead’s (GILD) Covid-19 treatment remdesivir, revealing that states rather than federal government will be in charge of distribution.

The donated doses of the treatment, which received an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the FDA on May 1, will be used to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients in areas of the country hardest hit by the pandemic.

Gilead plans to supply 607,000 vials of the experimental drug over the next six weeks to treat an estimated 78,000 hospitalized COVID-19 patients. The donation to the US is part of

Tamil Nadu forms panel under ex-RBI Guv Rangarajan to advise measures to bring economy back on track

The panel will formulate measures required to help the important sectors of the economy to overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday decided to set up high-level committee of economists and experts headed by R Rangarajan, former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor and ex-chairman of Prime Minister’s economic advisory council, to advise the state government on the medium-term policy response in the wake serious economic and fiscal challenges triggered by the covid-19 pandemic.

The committee will include industry veterans like Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS motor company, N Srinivasan, vice-chairman &

NDMA issues guidelines for restarting industrial activities to avoid Vizag-type tragedy

At least 11 people lost their lives and about 1,000 others were exposed to a gas leak at a factory in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on May 7. (PTI photo)

In the wake of the gas leak at a factory in Visakhapatnam, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued detailed guidelines for restarting industries after the lockdown and the precautions to be taken for the safety of the plants as well as the workers.

In a communication to all states and union territories, the NDMA said due to several weeks of lockdown and the closure of industrial units, it is