New Delhi: Amid the rising demand of Remdesivir injections due to the unprecedented spike in the COVID cases across the country, the government on Friday decided to ramp up the production of Remdesivir to 90 lakhs vials per month which were 40 lakhs vials per month earlier. Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to Twitter and wrote,”Since 12th April, 25 new manufacturing sites for Remdesivir‘s production have been approved. Production capacity is now ramped up to ≥90 lakhs vials per month, earlier it was 40 lakhs vials/month.”Also Read - Made Honest Efforts to Build India of The Dreams of Bapu & Sardar Patel: PM Modi in Rajkot | LIVE

Very soon, 3 lakh vial/day will be produced. Monitoring is being done on daily basis. We would not leave any stone unturned to supply Remdesivir,” he added.  Also Read - Breaking News Highlights: Central Team Visits Flood-Affected Villages in Assam's Cachar, Darrang Districts

Earlier, Russia had offered to supply both medical oxygen and remdesivir medicine to India and the imports are set to begin in 15 days, reports Economic Times. Russia is said to have stated that it can supply three to four lakh doses of Remdesivir per week to India, and the numbers can go up higher as well. This comes in the wake of the government having already waived off the customs duty on the import of the antiviral drug. Also Read - Delhi Witnesses Marginal Dip in Covid Numbers, Registers 403 Fresh Cases; Positivity Rate Stands At 1.76%