In consonance with the Delhi High Court directions to make operationalize an online portal for Distribution of Remdesivir injections, the Delhi Government on Monday announced that it has developed a portal available on https://cfwcst.delhi.go.in/DHB/loxin.ases for the purpose of proper distribution and supply of the said injection across all hospitals, distributors, stockists,l and CFAS for their needy patients.
According to the order issued by the Drugs Control Department of the GNCTD dated 3rd May 2021, it has been stated thus:
"As per the directions of Hon'ble High Court of Delhi, the Delhi Government has developed a portal for proper distribution and supply of Remdesivir Injection across all CFAS/Stockists/Distributors/Hospitals for their needy patients. The said Portal is available on site having URL: https://cfwcst.delhi.go.in/DHB/loxin.ases and is now operational."
The order states that all such distributors and stockists etc dealing dealing with Remdesivir Injection have to update their data on the said portal on daily basis with immediate effect.
"User ID & Password to all the CFAs/Stockists/Distributors have already been forwarded by NIC. All the stakeholders are requested to make their request through the said portal using their already issued 1D and Password. The above information is to be added on priority." The order provide further.
The development came after a single judge bench comprising of Justice Pratibha Singh vide order dated 28th April 2021 directed that instead of routing all the drugs through the hospitals or other medical establishments, the patient/family member/attendant of the patient should be allowed to put in a request in the portal for obtaining the Remdesivir injections.
"It is public knowledge that most government and private hospitals issue prescriptions to the patients and the attendants to the patients are left to arrange the medicine on their own. The situation is so alarming that family members of patients travel across the city repeatedly visiting distributors, chemists, stockists to obtain the medicine. This could also be leading to exposure of so many persons to the virus. As of last night, post the filing of the present writ petition, a circular/order has been issued to closely monitor the distribution of Remdesivir and for creation of a portal on real time basis." The Court observed at the outset.