Brazilian President thanks PM Modi for supplying raw material for Hydroxychloroquine

"We have more good news.As an outcome of my direct conversation with Prime Minister of India, we will receive, by Saturday, raw materials to continue our production of Hydroxychloroquine so that we can treat patients of COVID-19 as well as of Lupu...

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In this March 31, 2020 file photo a file image of a bottle of Hydroxychloroquine at the Medicine Shoppe in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
NEW DELHI: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has thanked PM Narendra Modi for supplying raw materials to continue production of Hydroxychloroquine to treat patients of COVID-19.

"We have more good news.As an outcome of my direct conversation with Prime Minister of India, we will receive, by Saturday, raw materials to continue our production of Hydroxychloroquine so that we can treat patients of COVID-19 as well as of Lupus, Malaria, and Arthritis. I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of India for such timely help to the people of Brazil," Bolsonaro stated.

Earlier he referred to Ramayana while making a request for export of key drug to fight Covid-19. Bolsonaro, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wrote," Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama's brother Lakshmana, and Jesus healed those who were sick and restored the sight to Bartimeu, India and Brazil will overcome this global crisis by joining forces and sharing blessings for the sake of all peoples."


Bolsonaro was the chief guest for India's 70th Republic Day celebrations this January and the two sides have opened several areas of cooperation.

Brazilian President and Indian PM spoke over the telephone and discussed the global situation in the wake of the spread of COVID-19 pandemic

"Requested support in the continuity of the provision of pharmaceuticals for the production of hydroxychloroquine,” the Brazilian President said in a tweet.
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According to an Indian government statement, "The Prime Minister assured all possible support to Brazil President in this difficult hour. They agreed that their officials would remain in regular touch with respect to the COVID-19 situation and its emerging challenges."
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