India Will Send Hydroxychloroquine Supply to Afghanistan for COVID-19 Treatment

In view of the coronavirus pandemic, India has cleared the first list of 13 countries to receive Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) supply.

According to reports, the list includes the United States, Spain, Germany, Bahrain, Brazil, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives, Bangladesh, Seychelles, and the Dominican Republic.

India will be sending a total of 14 million tablets and 13.5 MT of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API) to these countries, reports add.

India is expected is sanction 50 lakh HCQ tablets in the second consignment to Brazil, Germany, and Canada, as per reports. In the first consignment, Brazil will receive 0.53 MT of API, while Germany will receive 1.5 MT API, Bangladesh will get 20 lakh tablets of HCQ, Nepal will get 10 lakh, Bhutan 2 lakh, Sri Lanka 10 lakh, Afghanistan 5 lakh, and Maldives 2 lakh.

Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that is deemed to be useful in treatment of COVID-19.

MEA said the countries were shortlisted on first come, first serve basis and neighbouring countries were prioritised even then. India will also be exporting a total of 430 million paracetamol tablets.

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