DRDO’s Anti-COVID drug 2-DG launched Today
The first batch of anti-Covid drug 2-DG, which was developed by the DRDO was released today by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. The 2-DG will be available to the hospitals across India from the first week of June, said DRDO Chairman G Sathesh Reddy.
The first batch of the drug will be available at AIIMS, Armed Forces Hospitals, DRDO hospitals and other places, which are in need. The Chairman of DRDO noted, "The first batch of 2-DG will be used in a limited manner and will be used in AIIMS, Armed Forces Hospitals, DRDO hospitals and any other places where there is need. From June, it will be made available to all hospitals."
He also stated that "The production is going on and the second batch of the dose will come around the end of May. The regular production will take place from June starting from the first week. In the second batch, the production will be increased and from June it will be made available to all hospitals and other medical facilities in India.
He also explained how the vaccine works, he said that "It works directly on the Coronavirus infected cells and gets absorbed in them and stops the virus from multiplying and moving to other healthy cells. It also works to improve the immune system of the patient so that the person can recover speedily."
The person needs to take this drug twice a day for around five to seven days and it also depends upon the weight of the person and the doctor's prescription.