Covid-19 desperate patients in India go to the black market to get drugs
Hetero Pharma, one of seven companies that manufacture Indian remdesivir, said the company is trying to increase production. The BBC has found that a shortage of supplies is causing black drug marketing in Delhi and several other cities. At least three agents in contact with the BBC in Delhi agreed to supply 24,000 rupees ($ 320; £ 232) per 100 mg bottle of remdesivir, which is five times the official price. The Indian Ministry of Health recommends six doses of 100mg flasks to a patient for a course of medicine, but doctors say that in some cases eight doses are needed.