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‘PM Modi Terrific, Help Won’t be Forgotten’: Trump’s Praise After India Lifts Export Ban on Anti-malarial Drug

PM Modi with US President Donald Trump at Ahmedabad's Motera Stadium. (PTI)

PM Modi with US President Donald Trump at Ahmedabad’s Motera Stadium. (PTI)

Hydroxychloroquine has been recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration as a attainable therapy for Covid-19 and it’s being examined on greater than 1,500 coronavirus sufferers.

  • Last Updated: April 9, 2020, 11:05 AM IST

Washington: Amid the medical fraternity racing towards time for a panacea towards Covid-19, which has contaminated a whopping 4.three lakh Americans and claimed over 14,600 lives, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for permitting export of Hydroxychloroquine, deemed a attainable remedy towards the illness.

“I want to thank Prime Minister Modi of India for allowing us to have what we requested for the problem arose and he was terrific. We will remember it,” Trump informed reporters at his day by day White House information convention on coronavirus.

Responding to the US President, Modi on Thursday mentioned that India-US partnership is now stronger than ever.

In a tweet, hours earlier, Trump had praised Modi for his sturdy management and mentioned that India’s assist throughout this disaster won’t be forgotten.

“Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten!” he mentioned.

“Thank you, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!” Trump mentioned in a tweet that quickly went viral. It was retweeted greater than 60,000 occasions and favored by over two lakh individuals on Twitter.

By Wednesday night time, greater than 14,600 Americans had misplaced their lives as a consequence of coronavirus and over 4.three lakhs have examined constructive for the dreaded illness. Scientists and the medical fraternity are racing towards time to discover a vaccine and a therapeutic resolution to it.

Hydroxychloroquine has been recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration as a attainable therapy for Covid-19 and it’s being examined on greater than 1,500 coronavirus sufferers in New York. Anticipating that it’s going to work, given preliminary constructive outcomes, Trump has purchased greater than 30 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine for potential therapy of Covid-19 sufferers.

Trump, in a cellphone name final week, had requested Prime Minister Modi to launch the maintain on American order of the malaria drug, of which India is the foremost producer. India lifted the maintain on Tuesday.

India on Monday agreed to carry the ban on export of Hydroxychloroquine to the US. Three Gujarat-based firms would export these tablets to the US, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani mentioned on Tuesday. India manufactures 70 per cent of the world’s provide of Hydroxychloroquine, in line with Indian Pharmaceutical Alliance (IPA) secretary-general Sudarshan Jain.

The nation has a manufacturing capability of 40 tonnes of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) each month, implying 20 crore tablets of 200 mg every. And for the reason that drug can also be used to auto-immune ailments like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, producers have good manufacturing capacities that can be ramped up.

Indian Americans have welcomed the choice.

“President Trump is a Graceful and Grateful Man. He is honest when he says that he will not forget India’s gesture. He is a True Friend of India,” mentioned Al Mason, a Trump supporter.

“Thank you President Trump. ! I think you are well orchestrating the compulsion of history and demand of destiny that we and India be the best of friends, joined at the hip and yet as family, free hearts and minds to love across a spectrum of emotions, but always together,” tweeted Indian American lawyer Ravi Batra.

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