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PTT to import Remdesivir to treat severe Covid patients


PTT’s subsidiary Innobic (Asia), a joint venture with Taiwanese pharmaceutical firm Lotus, is planning to import 2,000 bottles of Remdesivir by the end of this month.

This drug is a second choice for the treatment of severe cases of Covid-19 if the patient has an allergic reaction to antiretroviral drugs like Favipiravir.

Thailand initially imported about 4,000 bottles of Remdesivir, but stocks are running low now.

Meanwhile, PTT has allocated 1700 million baht for stimulus measures to help society as it struggles with the severe third wave of Covid-19. The state-run oil and gas conglomerate lent a helping hand earlier by donating more than 300 ventilators and oxygen cylinders, among other necessities, to hospitals.

Published : May 27, 2021

By : The Nation