India ’s largest biomedical research institute on Tuesday supported the use of the anti-malarial hydroxychloroquine as a method to prevent coronavirus after the World Health Organization suspended clinical trials of the drug for safety reasons.
The Indian Medical Research Council endorsed a week after US President Donald Trump said he was taking the drug as a preventive measure.
Observation and case-control studies in India have shown that there is no “primary side effect” for the drug as a preventive agent, said ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava.
Noticed nausea, vomiting and heart ast.
Last week, ICMR, which led the government ’s response to the virus, expanded its consulting services using hydroxychloroquine as a drug. Precaution.
The agency stated that all medical staff and some front-line staff in the hospital can now take medicines under strict medical supervision for up to several weeks.  002] "We recommend that you continue to prevent because it will not cause harm. Bhargava told reporters.
Bhargava added that when ICMR weighed the risks and benefits of the drug, Bhargava decided that" we should not Our frontline workers and medical staff refused to use it.
But he emphasized that personal protective equipment should still be worn.
The previous ICMR hydroxychloroquine guidelines stated that only asymptomatic caregivers caring for suspicious or diagnosed patients or family contacts of diagnosed patients should use the drug.
] On Monday, the World Health Organization said that after questioning the safety of the drug, the trial will stop the drug ’s COVID-19 treatment, and one of the studies found that the drug did increase the risk of death.
According to the Indian Coronavirus Clinical guidelines for treatment, hydroxychloroquine can
India-accounted for 70% of global hydroxychloroquine production-India esday yesterday reported 145,380 cases of viruses, including 4,167 deaths.
Trump requested the use of hydroxychloroquine as the virus After the potential shielding or treatment methods, the country increased the production of the drug in the context of increasing demand.
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