New Delhi. The Confederation of All India Traders, ie CAT, has sent a letter to Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandavia urging that the pharma companies are making injections of black fungus, the government should talk to them and bring down the prices of these injections. Only after this, the common man infected with black fungus will also be able to get his treatment.
There is an injection of 7 thousand rupees
According to Kat, the treatment of black fungus is out of reach of the common man due to its very expensive, because liposomal salts from which injections of black fungus cost about 7 thousand rupees and about 70 for the treatment of the person suffering from black fungus. Requires up to 100 injections. Currently, Cipla, Bharat Serum, Ceylon Labs, Mylan Laboratories, Abbott Laboratories etc. are manufacturing this injection.
Increasing shortage of injections
Drawing attention to the lack of injections prescribed by doctors across the country for treatment of black fungus, ambotericin B-50 mg injection, CAT’s National General Secretary Pravin Khandelwal has sent a letter to Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandavia, in various states There has been an increase in cases of black fungus and the demand for these injections has suddenly increased to a great extent while the market for these injections is lacking. The reason for this is that till now the demand for these injections in the country was almost non-existent.
Price was Rs 2500
According to CAT, earlier the pharma companies making these injections were giving these injections in the market at a special price of around Rs 2500 per injection. Keeping in mind the need for high doses of injections for each patient and to make their prices affordable, CAT has urged the government to take up the matter with those pharma companies.
The price of injection should be Rs 2000
CAT has urged that, in view of the current epidemic, the government should supply these injections under its control and supply these injections directly to the hospitals. In such a case as the distribution chain will not be in the middle, the government may negotiate with the manufacturers to reduce the price which is likely to be at least Rs 2000 per injection.