Hydroxychloroquine has been on demand ever since it was named as a possible treatment for Covid-19.
India has shipped the first list of hydroxychloroquine drug to 13 countries — the US, Spain, Germany, Bahrain, Brazil, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Maldives and Bangladesh — according to sources. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), best known for treating malaria and lupus erythematosus, is in great demand globally these days as it is believed to be a possible treatment for Covid-19, though it has yet to be proved through scientific evidence.
Which country gets how much
According to sources, the US had asked for 4.8 million HCQ tablets, of which India has sanctioned 3.58 million tablets. News agency PTI quoted sources as saying that India had also sent 9 million tonnes
First Published: Apr 11 2020 | 1:50 PM IST