Roche India has donated Rs 40+ crores worth of Tocilizumab (Brand: Actemra) to India. Fifty thousand vials of Tocilizumab 80 mg are being donated to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India to help patients during the pandemic. The supplies reached India on May 11, 2021, and will be handed over to the MohFW in the next few days.
“In these unparalleled times of crisis, Roche is doing everything we can to deliver life-saving medications to patients in India. We are hopeful that this donation will strengthen the nation’s ongoing efforts to fight the pandemic through enhanced access to Tocilizumab. We are extremely thankful to the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, and Niti Aayog for their collaboration”, said V Simpson Emmanuel, MD, Roche Pharma India