Dolo 650 is manufactured by Micro Labs Limited, a Bengaluru-based privately held firm that was founded in 1973 by a pharmaceutical distributor, G.C. Surana. The company is currently run by his son, managing director Dilip Surana.
- Easy availability in Pandemic across India.
- Reasonable Cost of Dolo-650.
- No alternative available of 650mg in managing high fever, except DOLO 650mg. Relief from fever and pain provided by Paracetamol 500 mg was not adequate.
- Word of Mouth.
- Memes across Social Media.
- The self-testing COVID kit has been named CoviSelf
- It is India’s first coronavirus test kit for self-use
- The result will come within 20 minutes of the completion of the test
- The result can be accessed through the Mylab CoviSelf app.
- A unique QR code will be generated so that you get the right report
- It will be packed in a biohazard bag for easy and safe disposal
- It will come with an Intelligently Designed Tube filled with a solution that inactivates the virus and contains the biohazard
- Download the Mylab CoviSelf app
- Wash your hands and let them dry. Now, open the CoviSelf kit
- Open the Mylab CoviSelf app and enter your credentials. Now, scan the QR code on the test device to link the code with the credentials filled in
- Tap the pre-filled buffer tube vertically and ensure that the extraction buffer solution settles at the bottom of the tube
- Remove the cap and keep it upright so that there is no spillage
- Take the nostril swab and insert it into the nose till you face some resistance. Roll it inside your nose at least five times so that enough cells are extracted. Repeat the process with the other nostril with the same swab
- Now, dip this nasal swab into the pre-filled extraction tube and pinch its bottom. Swirl the swab 10 times before breaking it at its "break point". Now, cover the tube with its attached nozzle cap
- Add two drops of extracted antigen buffer mixture into the sample of the test device by pressing the tube
- Wait for a few minutes. The result will be available on the app within 10-15 minutes. If results don’t appear within 20 minutes, your report must be negative. The result will be considered invalid if it appears after 20 minutes. Click a picture of the device with the phone app and wait for it to analyze the result
- Dispose of the kit in the biohazard bag provided. If your result is positive, isolate yourself as per ICMR guidelines.
New Delhi: To support government in its fight against COVID-19, Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India(BPPI) Under the Department of Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has contributed Rs. 25 Lakh to PMCARES fund.
A cheque of the said amount was presented by Secretary Pharma, shri PD vaghela to Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri . DV sadananda Gowda in New Delhi today. On this occasion Shri Sachin Singh, CEO, BPPI, Shri Rajneesh Tingal, JS, pharma , Shri Navdeep Rinwa, JS, pharma and other senior officers were also present
The amount was contributed by employees, of BPPI and owners and distributors of Janaushadhi Kendras. The Kendras working under Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) have been rendering essential services to the nation. Bureau of Pharma PSUs of India (BPPI), the implementing agency of the PMBJP has been keeping a close tab on the situation in all of its areas of operations. BPPI has been standing with its stakeholders and consumers in these challenging times as Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Kendra (PMBJK) are functional and maintaining operations as part of their commitment.
BPPI is committed to ensure uninterrupted availability of essential medicines at the PMBJK. BPPI has a clocked appreciable sales turnover of Rs. 52 Crore despite the lockdown and testing times in the month of April 2020 as compared to Rs. 42 Crore achieved in March 2020. As the product basket of PMBJP consists of all the essential medicines enlisted in the NLEM other than lab regents & stents, BPPI has adequate stock of the medicines which are currently under demand viz. Face mask, Hydroxychloroquine, Paracetamol, and Azithromycin. BPPI has sold about 6 lacs Face masks, 50 lacs tablets of Hydroxychloroquine in the month of March & April 2020. Further, orders for 60 lacs Hydroxychloroquine tablets have also been placed. Envisioning current market demand, BPPI has also placed purchase orders for the procurement of these medicines so as to have enough stock for the next six months.
Following the lockdown measures in place, over 6300 PMBJKs are functioning across the nation, covering 726 districts of the country. Supporting the government’s initiative of practicing social distancing, pharmacists at the PMBJK, now popularly known as “Swasth Ke Sipahi” are undertaking the delivery of medicines to patients and elderly people at their doorstep.
To facilitate medicine procurement during lockdown, many Pradhan Mantri Bharatiya Janaushadhi Kendras (PMBJK) under the Union Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers are accepting orders for medicines on WhatsApp and e-mail. Medicines are delivered at the doorsteps of the patients on the basis of uploaded prescriptions. This move is ensuring use of technology for facilitating easier procurement of medicines by the users. In addition, supply arrangements with India Post has also been made for supply to remotely located stores.
Complementing PMBJKs for this initiative Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda said, “It is heartening to note that many PMBJKs are using modern communication tools including social media plataforms like Whatsapp to provide better services in effecting faster delivery of essential medicines to the needy.”
- PMBJKs are working under the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP).
- At present there are over 6300 PMBJKs functioning in 726 districts of the country ensuring supply of quality medicines at affordable prices.
- These medicine are cheaper by about 50% to 90% on an average. In April 2020 around 52,crore rupees worth of medicine have been supplied throughout the country.
Moreover, a dedicated team has been created of BPPI Officers for every State to sort out bottlenecks in supply due to lockdown. Jan Aushadhi warehouses are working at full capacity and inhouse residential arrangements have been made for staff.
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