കൊറോണ വൈറസ് പടരുന്നതിനിടയിലാണ് പ്രധാന മലേറിയ മയക്കുമരുന്ന് കയറ്റുമതി ഇന്ത്യ നിരോധിച്ചത് – ടൈംസ് ഓഫ് ഇന്ത്യ
NEW DELHI: The Indian government said on Wednesday that it is banning the export of
and formulations made from the medication, as experts test the efficacy of the drug in helping treat patients infected with Covid-19.
Covid-19 outbreak: Latest updatesThere are currently no approved treatments, or preventive vaccines for Covid-19, the highly contagious, sometimes deadly respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus. Researchers are studying existing treatments and working on experimental ones, but most current patients receive only supportive care such as breathing assistance.
Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, is among the medications that are being tested, as a potential treatment for patients with the disease. Earlier this week, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), which maintains a list of drug shortages, said hydroxychloroquine was in shortage.