Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial drug that India produces in abundance. It has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for usage by health workers treating COVID-19 patients.
It doesn't guarantee "security" and people should continue to take precautions, the top research body said.
However, Trump called the drug a "game-changer", and it's being tested on 1,500+ patients in New York.
As expected, Trump mellowed down after India released the drug.
"I bought millions of doses... more than 29 million. I spoke to Prime Minister (Narendra) Modi, a lot of it comes out of India. I asked him if he would release it. He was great. He was really good," Trump said.
In the US, over 4 lakh have got infected and 12,857 died.
"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 Bartomeu, India and Brazil will overcome this global crisis," Bolsonaro said.
Decision taken on humanitarian grounds, don't politicize matter: MEA
Yesterday, the Ministry of External Affairs, while announcing that the drug will be made available to neighboring countries and badly-hit nations, urged against politicizing the matter.
Newly-appointed spokesperson of MEA, Anurag Srivastava, said the decision was taken on humanitarian grounds, while adding, "We would, therefore, discourage any speculation in this regard or any attempts to politicize the matter."