The UAE has received approvals from the Indian government to procure adequate quantities of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 patients.
The first shipment of nearly 5.5 million pills is currently on its way to the Emirates.
In a Tweet, the UAE Embassy in New Delhi thanked the Indian government for helping with the supplies.
Last week, health authorities in the UAE said they’ve been using hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19 patients.
The first shipment of medicine, currently on its way to the #UAE, includes 5.5 million pills for treatment of patients with #Covid_19. We highly appreciate the cooperation of the Indian government in facilitating the procedures for obtaining the necessary approvals .— UAE in India (@UAEembassyIndia) April 18, 2020