The Republic of Moldova requests the help of Romania to purchase Redemsivir and anti-COVID vaccine

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The Republic of Moldova requested Romania’s support to purchase anti-Covid-19 vaccines, as well as the drug Remdesevir, approved for the treatment of severe forms of Covid-19.

The request of the Republic of Moldova comes in the conditions in which the president Igor Dodon announced on Wednesday that he negotiated in Moscow the purchase of doses of the anti-COVID vaccine that Russia claims to have discovered. The vaccine, viewed with caution by specialists around the world, was rejected by President Klaus Iohannis, who announced that Romania will not purchase this vaccine because it does not have international approval.

Director of the Moldovan Agency for Medicines and Medical Devices (AMDM), Eremei Priseajniuc, was on Wednesday and Thursday in Bucharest, where he met with Raed Arafat, the head of the Department for Emergency Situations, with his counterpart from the Romanian Medicines Agency, Bujor Eugen Almășan, but also with the MEP Cristian Bușoi.

“Our request is to examine the possibility of including the Republic of Moldova in this application for obtaining the drug Remdesevir, as well as Anti-Covid-19 vaccines, to initiate the immunization of the population of the Republic of Moldova, especially from high-risk groups in our country (health workers, people elderly people, people with comorbidities, children, etc.) ”said Erema Priseajniuc to Raed Arafat, according to a communique al AMDM.

“We rely on the support of Romania and the EU in obtaining anti-Covid-19 vaccines, as well as authorized drugs for the treatment of coronavirus infection for the citizens of the Republic of Moldova,” said the director general of AMDM and MEP Cristian Bușoi, EP rapporteur for the program health. The two discussed the possibility of including the Republic of Moldova in Romania’s request to the European Commission to obtain the anti-COVID-19 vaccine, but also the drug Remdesivir – the first drug authorized in the EU for the treatment of COVID-19 that has proven effective in patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus, shows an al communique of the Medicines Agency of the Republic of Moldova.

In addition, the head of the Medicines Agency of the Republic of Moldova signed a Memorandum of Understanding with his Romanian counterpart for cooperation between the two institutions.

Earlier this month, Romania already received thousands of doses of redemsivir as part of its acquisition through European Commission programs.

Also, Minister Nelu Tătaru announced in June, at Digi24, that Romania has joined the European system for the anti-COVID vaccine. The health minister recently said that Romania has requested 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine from the European Union.

On Thursday, the Republic of Moldova registered a record of deaths due to SARS-CoV-2. In the last 24 hours, 16 people have died, including the head of the Intensive Care Unit at the Anenii Noi Hospital, according to agora.md. Thus, the number of medical staff who died due to the infection with the new coronavirus reached 31 in the Republic of Moldova, a country where over 3,280 health workers were detected with COVID-19.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 879 people have died in the Republic of Moldova due to complications caused by the new coronavirus. The number of infected people exceeded 29,000, with a population of about 4 million.

Editor: Luana Păvălucă

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