Govt revises norms for use of anti-malarial drug

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Govt revises norms for use of anti-malarial drug

May 23, 2020 13:39 IST

Even as many medical experts maintain that there were no confirmed benefits of anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) against Covid-19, the Union health ministry issued an advisory expanding the pool of people to be given the medicine. A revised government advisory has recommended hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-Covid-19 hospitals. Frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities have also been included in the ambit.