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The EU provides Czech Republic with Remdesivir, for free

The Czech Republic has received 960 ampoules of the drug Remdesivir as a gift from the European Union, following news that hospitals were running short of the drug used to treat serious cases of Covid-19.

Another delivery of over 1,000 doses from Gilead Sciences is to arrive by the end of the month. According to doctors the supply should tide over the country’s needs until the end of October.

Martin Balík, chief physician of the Department of Anaesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care of the General University Hospital in Prague told journalists the current volume of Remdesivir available would only last until the end of this week.

Health Minister Roma Prymula last week also said there was a danger that if the infection continued to spread at the present rate the country could soon run out of ventilators.

The source: Czech Radio

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