Donald Trump requests PM Modi to supply coronavirus medicines.
United States President Donald Trump had urged Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply hydroxychloroquine tablets to the United States so that the drug can be used to treat coronavirus patients. The two leaders spoke on the telephone to assess the situation with respect to the coronavirus pandemic.
US President Donald Trump said that the Indian administration led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was giving serious consideration to export hydroxychloroquine to the US. Until now India which manufactures a massive amount of the drug has put a hold on the export of this drug and it’s formulations. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug, which has been used to treat patients suffering from covid-19.
The Trump Administration has asked for large quantities of this drug as a combination of it with some antiviral drugs was helpful in treating close to 1,500 covid-19 patients in New York. Trump also went on to say that he would not shy away from taking the tablet himself. Prime minister Narendra Modi conveyed deep condolences to people who had lost members of their family to the deadly coronavirus and wished an early recovery for those who were still suffering from the disease.
PM Modi also stressed all the special relationship between the US and India and reiterated India solidarity with the US in fighting this pandemic. The two leaders exchanged ideas on how to combat the global Health crisis and examined methods adopted in each of their countries to effectively reduce the economic and financial impact of the virus.
As of now the lethal coronavirus which reached almost all countries has infected more than 1 million people and has killed more than 64000 people worldwide.