DRDO’s anti-COVID drug – 2-deoxy-D-glucose

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DRDO’s anti-COVID drug – 2-deoxy-D-glucose :

India is fighting against second wave of coronaviruses from long time. At a time when India
is grappling with a record-breaking cases of the coronavirus pandemic that has stretched.

Rajnath Singh release the anti-COVID-19 drug to make strongest India against fight.

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lunched the first batch of the anti-COVID-19 drug 2-deoxy- D-glucose (2-DG) on today (May 17, 2021, Monday).

More than 10,000 doses of the anti- COVID-19 drug – 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG), which comes in powder form and dissolved in water and taken orally. The doses will be distributed to hospitals in the national capital.

The anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose has been
developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a laboratory of
the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr.
Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad.

During anti-COVID-19 drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) lunching the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and AIIMS Delhi Director Dr. Randeep Guleria were also present.

In Lunch Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over the Anti-COVID drug 2 DG to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. Dr Harsh Vardhan handed over the Anti-COVID drug 2DG to Delhi AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria.

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved the oral drug for emergency use as an adjunct therapy in moderate to severe coronavirus patients on this month.

Results of clinical trials have shown that this molecule helps in rapid recovery of hospitalized patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence.

A high proportion of patients treated with 2-DG showed RT-PCR negative conversion in COVID patients.

It helps in a faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. The drug will be of immense benefit to people suffering from COVID-19.
Here is What Rajnath Singh Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said at DRDO Drug
Launch –
“This drug (DRDO’s anti-Covid medicine) is a new ray of hope. But, we do not need to relax, nor do we need to get tired, and stop. Because this wave has come for the second time, andthere is nothing definite about this even further. We have to take steps with full caution.Developed by DRDO and DRL, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) will prove effective against Covid-19. This is a great example of the scientific prowess of our country. I congratulate DRDO and all the institutions involved in the R&D of this drug, on my behalf” Union minister Rajnath Singh said.

“With the support of DRDO & in the leadership of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh,
this (Anti-COVID drug 2DG) may be our first indigenous research-based outcome to fight
against #COVID19. It will reduce recovery time & oxygen dependency” Not just for India but I hope it serves in the fight against COVID, globally in the coming days. I thank and congratulate DRDO and its scientists. We’ve seen under PM Modi leadership DRDO has played an important role in the fight against coronavirus”. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said.



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