Odisha orders 5000 sachets of anti-Covid drug 2DG


Bhubaneswar: While Dr Reddy’s Laboratories released the second batch of 2-DG, Odisha has placed order for 5000 sachets of DRDO developed anti-Covid drug.

The price of DRDO’s 2DG anti-COVID 19 drug has been fixed at Rs 990 per sachet by pharma major Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, however, the drug will be provided by government hospitals at a discounted price.

2-deoxy-D-glucose (2DG) is an oral anti-viral drug for Covid-19 patients. The drug has generated a lot of curiosity after it was launched on May 17 by the Ministry of Defence. It has been developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a leading laboratory of the DRDO, in collaboration with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) in Hyderabad.

According to Dr Reddy’s Laboratories, the drug will be commercially launched in mid-June.


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