Prompted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's instruction to get black fungus drug Amphotericin from anywhere in the world, Indian missions have been scouring for the supply of this drug
American biopharmaceutical firm Gilead Sciences is working on accelerating the supply of Liposomal Amphotericin B injections (AmBisome) to India, used to treat Mucormycosis or Black Fungus.
Gilead has already sent 1,21,000 vials of the injection and another 85,000 vials are on its way.
The company will be supplying a total of 1 million doses of AmBisome. The procurement is being facilitated by Mylan, a global generic and specialty pharmaceuticals company.
"Gilead Sciences is working on expediting the supply of AmBisome to India through Mylan. More than 121,000 vials have so far reached India. Another 85,000 vials are on the way. The company will supply 1 million doses of AmBisome to India through Mylan," government sources said.
Modi instructed officials to procure Liposomal Amphotericin B injections from anywhere around the globe.