“Jharkhand state government on Monday sought permission from the Centre to import 50,000 vials of Remdesivir from a Bangladeshi pharmaceuticals company. Chief Minister Hemant Soren wrote a letter to Union Cabinet Minister DV Sadanand Gowda asking for permission to import the supply as soon as possible. “We had anticipated the second wave to be less virulent due to vaccination and herd immunity. But, on the contrary, a large proportion of patients are showing major symptoms and require hospitalisation and other such treatment protocols…Remdesivir is a vital medicine in the treatment protocol of a Covid-19 case. Unfortunately, there is an acute scarcity of the medicine in Jharkhand,” read the letter.