US President Donald Trump seeks India’s Help for Fighting Against Virus Covid 19: US President Donald Trump has said that he has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the
amount of Hydroxychloroquine ordered by the United States after India last month banned the drugs for
Trump said that he spoke to Prime Minister Modi on Saturday morning and made a request to release
Hydroxycholoroquine for the US.
“I called Prime Minister Modi of India this morning. They make large amounts of Hydroxychloroquine. India
is giving it a serious consideration,” Trump said at his daily news conference at the White House on
India’s Directorate General of Foreign Trade on March 25 banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine but said
that certain shipments on humanitarian grounds may be allowed on a case-by-case basis.
With more than three lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and over 8,000 fatalities, the US has
emerged as the worst sufferers of the deadly coronavirus diseases to which there has been no cure. Scientists
across the world in particular in the US are racing against time to find either a vaccine or a therapeutic cure to
the virus that has so far killed more than 64,000 people and infected 1.2 million in more than 150 countries.
Based on some initial results, the Trump administration is banking heavily on using Hydroxychloroquine, a
decades old malaria drug, for the successful treatment of coronavirus.
Following a quick provisional approval from the US Federal Drug Administration last Saturday, the malaria
drug along with a combination of some other drug is being used in the treatment of about 1,500 COVID-19
patients in New York.
I called Prime Minister Modi of India this morning. They make large amounts of Hydroxychloroquine. India
is giving it a serious consideration
According to Trump, the drug is yielding positive results. If successful, he told reporters that it would be a
gift from heaven.
In the next several weeks, health experts in the US has projected between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths due to
coronavirus, which due to human-to-human transmission is spreading like a wildfire in the US.
US President Donald Trump seeks India’s Help for Fighting Against Virus Covid 19