Despite WHO halting trials, Kerala doctors, healthcare workers still using HCQ

  • | Wednesday | 27th May, 2020

“The healthcare workers, including doctors, who are treating Covid positive patients in the state are continuing to use hydroxychloroquine. Dr Vibha Santosh, faculty-internal medicine, Government Medical College, Ernakulam, said last week’s revised guidelines by ICMR, in fact, broadened the use of HCQ to include all the frontline users. “Earlier, it was being used only by health care workers. Under the revised guidelines, now all the frontline Covid workers, including police personnel, are allowed to use the drug,” she said. “Only a small dose is prescribed for the frontline workers for six weeks.

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