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What is hydroxychloroquine medicine that made Trump to threaten India

Last Updated on April 24, 2020 at 9:29 am

In his address from White House, President of United Stated Donald Trump threatened India to open the exports of hydroxychloroquine medicine that is apparently helpful in treating Coronavirus.

Let us tell you what exactly Trump said during his address at the White house. “I’d appreciate if he (PM Modi) allows our supplies to come out. If he doesn’t allow it to come out it would be okay but of course there would be retaliation, why wouldn’t there be?” Trump had said.

What is hydroxychloroquine?

It is a known drug to treat Malaria and its use as an antiviral has also come to be known across the world. Despite the fact that no authoritative results show that the medicine can cure Coronavirus, President Donald Trump has been pressurizing India to open its export as many companies here manufacture the drug. Side effects of the medicine including headache, vomiting and weakness and it must not be taken without the doctor’s advise.

India opens export after Trump’s warning?

Even as the cases of Coronavirus are rising in India, the country has open the exports of hydroxychloroquine medicine to United States. Some believe that the demand of the medicine may also increase in domestic market.

However the official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava has clarified that the export of COVID-19 related drug was not being relaxed due to any warning by the US. He said that a section of media was trying to create controversy out of nothing.

He informed that the temporary restrictions were imposed on the export of hydroxychloroquine to ensure it is available in the Indian market.

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi

Launching an attack on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Friendship isn’t about retaliation. India must help all nations in their hour of need but lifesaving medicines should be made available to Indians in ample quantities first,”. Gandhi was referring to the remarks made by Trump against India.