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Centre Launches 1st Batch Of DRDO's Anti-COVID Oral Drug '2-DG'

Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Dr Harsh Vardhan on May 17 launched the first batch of anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). Jointly developed by DRDO, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, 2-DG is effective in moderate to severely affected COVID-19 patients. Moreover, the drug reduces the dependence on medical-grade oxygen of COVID patients. Minister Rajnath termed the drug as first indigenous research-based outcome against Covid-19.

Mon, 17 May 2021 - 07:40 PM / by Samanth Lanka

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