Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro with Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Brazil has cited an example of Ramayana in making its request to India to supply the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to America to help in the treatment of COVID-19 patients there.

As per reports, Brazilian president referred to ‘sanjeevani booti’ to make the request to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the export of hydroxychloroquine to Brazil.

In a letter to Modi, Bolsonaro wrote, “Just as Lord Hanuman brought the holy medicine from the Himalayas to save the life of Lord Rama’s brother Laksmana, 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. Please accept, your Excellency, the assurances of my highest esteem and consideration.”

The move comes days after US President Donald Trump announced that he had asked Modi for a supply of the anti-malarial drug to America.

Trump announced to the White House Coronavirus task force that India is giving serious consideration to releasing the hold it put on a US order for hydroxychloroquine.

“I’d appreciate if they would release the amounts that we ordered,” he added.

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