Health Department held a news conference to introduce the availability of anti-venom serum
yesterday Hangzhou treated snake injury the largest number of our hospitals, “the antivenin zero inventory” message attracted many members of the public, users panic. The summer is just snakes frequent time period, just after rainy season, hot weather, the number of people bitten by a snake rising rapidly.
this afternoon, the emergency office of the Health Department of Zhejiang Province held an emergency news conference to introduce the citizens are concerned about the supply of antivenin. Provincial Health Department, Medical Device, Deputy Director Zhao-Hui Wu said that since the beginning of summer, the province viper wounding event was indeed a high momentum. Hai Sailun Biotechnology Co., Ltd. due to the enterprises of the country is currently only one production of antivenin. In the first half of this year, industry acceptance, the company discontinued the transformation of the GMP workshop, the cut-off for nearly six months, resulting in around the anti-venom serum drug shortage.
“but it is not ready by the end of last year, we received the message to proceed with the arrangement to temporarily suspend production,” said Zhao-Hui Wu, “take inventory, emergency procurement measures in each county identified a hospital as a stocking unit, as long as the reserve amount of lower than the warning criteria, it will immediately be reported to the ministries and agencies to deploy zero inventory of the City Hospital yesterday, some media reports, members of the public, do not worry, we have started the anti- venom serum strategic contingency reserve, two total call 100 anti-venom serum to ensure the emergency dosage of around. “
Zhao-Hui Wu told reporters that anti-venom serum for a long manufacturing cycle, manufacturers generally use horses to nurture the venom serum. Give the horse injected lethal doses of venom over time, horses immune to the venom had, this time out to horse blood extract venom serum. Used to produce the number of horses is limited, so there is no way a short time mass production. Like snake venom serum to the current factory in January this year, started to develop. The same time, the anti-venom serum stored at a given temperature, only valid for 2023, so it determines the manufacturing capacity can not be great.
on the Hai Sailun Biotechnology Co., Ltd. has to resume production, the company has agreed to resume production of the first batch of anti-venom serum, 6000, set aside the 1000 share of Zhejiang, July 7 has to arrive, will be assigned to the following several drug delivery companies: Province Intel Pharmaceutical 400, Huadong Medicine Ningbo Branch, 300 100, Sinopharm, Zhejiang Fitness Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. 200. The province’s anti-venom serum drug distribution, purchase order will be issued by the medical institutions at all levels through the the Equipments procurement center platform to the manufacturers, distribution companies to the medical institutions according to the actual demand distribution.
source: Hangzhou Network: Reporter Yang Chao
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