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COVID India Updates: Bleeding, clotting events following vaccination 'minuscule' in India

The first batch of 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for treatment of Covid-19 was released by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The medicine is being touted as a game-changer in the fight against COVID.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 17, 2021 23:22 IST
COVID India LIVE Updates: Rajnath Singh launches DRDO's 2DG medicine, will it work wonders?
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COVID India LIVE Updates: Rajnath Singh launches DRDO's 2DG medicine, will it work wonders?

The first batch of the 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) drug developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for treatment of Covid-19 was released by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday. The medicine is being touted as a game-changer in the fight against COVID. An improved process inventor said that 2DG impacts only the coronavirus affected cells and not the good cells in the human body. Not only this, but the drug reduces the oxygen dependency of Covid-19 patients. 2-DG drug: An anti-COVID-19 therapeutic application of the drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) has been developed by the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), a lab of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories (DRL), Hyderabad.

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  • 11:32 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    "Formulated by RDO and DRL, 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG) will prove effective in covid. This is a great example of the scientific prowess of our country. For this, I congratulate DRDO, and all the institutions involved in the R&D of this drug, on my behalf. About this drug, I would say that this is a new ray of hope and hope. But right now, we do not need to be relaxed, nor do we need to get tired, and stop. Because this wave has come for the second time, and there is nothing definite about this even further. We have to take steps with full caution," says Defense Minister.

  • 11:28 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin
  • 11:27 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Pursuing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for preparedness against the pandemic, DRDO took the initiative of developing anti-COVID therapeutic application of 2-DG. In April 2020, during the first wave of the pandemic, INMAS-DRDO scientists conducted laboratory experiments with the help of Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad and found that this molecule works effectively against SARS-CoV-2 virus and inhibits the viral growth.

    Based on these results, Drugs Controller General of India's (DCGI) Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) permitted Phase-II clinical trial of 2-DG in COVID-19 patients in May 2020.

  • 11:26 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    The information of the drug launch was made on Rajnath Singh's official Twitter handle and read,"Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh will release the first batch of anti-Covid drug 2DG via video conferencing facility tomorrow at 10.30 AM. The drug has been developed by DRDO's Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS) in collaboration with Dr Reddy's Laboratories."

    And today, the medicine was launched. Have a look at the video here:

  • 11:23 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    Clinical trial results have shown that this molecule helps in faster recovery of hospitalised patients and reduces supplemental oxygen dependence. Higher proportion of patients treated with 2-DG showed RT-PCR negative conversion in COVID patients.

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