US President Donald Trump has Thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and praised Indians after he got the green signal for exporting ‘Hydroxychloroquine‘ drug used in the treatment of malaria.
This decision was made when Trump had openly threatened India about not removing the ban on ‘Hydroxychloroquine‘ and that the country would be ready to face retaliation if it does not remove the ban.
Trump said after the India lifts the ban on exports of ‘Hydroxychloroquine‘
Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and the Indian people for the decision on HCQ. Will not be forgotten! Thank you Prime Minister @NarendraModi for your strong leadership in helping not just India, but humanity, in this fight!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
India is the largest manufacturer of hydroxychloroquine medicine used in the treatment of malaria.
Amid intense debate over the side effects of the use of ‘Hydroxychloroquine’ in the treatment of Covid-19, Trump has consistently been promoting this drug as an alternative to treating Covid-19.
India had earlier banned the export of more than two dozen chemicals, including this drug, amid the coronavirus epidemic.
Before removing the ban on exports, officials assessed how much the country needed this medicine in view of the coronavirus epidemic.
“It has been decided that India would license paracetamol and HCQ in suitable quantities to all our neighboring countries who are dependent on our abilities,” said Anurag Srivastava.
“We will also be supplying these essential drugs to some nations who have been particularly badly affected by the pandemic,”