I discuss Remdesivir: The drug does not cure COVID.-19. It should be taken only on medical advice if hospitalized. Listen to your doctor, and don't force them to prescribe. At best, it can reduce hospital stay by a few days. It is not a 'magic pill. Do not 'panic' purchase.

— Principal Scientific Adviser, Govt. of India (@PrinSciAdvGoI) April 18, 2021