Ministry: no confirmed treatment for the virus yet
NEW DELHI: The health ministry said Thursday that, as of yet, there has been no confirmed protocol for Covid-19 and that nothing conclusive has emerged regarding vaccines. Several organizations in the government participate in multiple vaccine trials for Covid-19. In addition, we are also part of solidarity tests with the WHO. Some candidate vaccines have been identified. But nothing conclusive has emerged, said the joint secretary of the health ministry.
In informing the media about the current situation of Covid-19 in the country, he said: “Several stages must pass to conclude the safe and effective use of a vaccine by humans. As far as India is concerned, we have identified hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to begin with as a prophylaxis (preventive treatment). The ministry issued a detailed notice in March about the use of HCQ as prophylaxis for SARS-CoV-2 infection.
In response to a question about the US study. USA On the antiviral Remdesivir, Agarwal said: “So far, there is no confirmed treatment protocol for Covid-19. Remdesivir is a protocol that is being examined worldwide. Even the Remdesivir study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has not been conclusively demonstrated. We are waiting for a larger one to be generated so that we can take meaningful action at the field level. ”