Critically Ill-patients Of Coronavirus To Be Treated With Anti-malaria Drugs In Punjab


Critically ill-patients of Coronavirus to be treated with anti-malaria drugs in Punjab

Punjab government has approved treatment of critically ill-patients of Coronavirus with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-March 31st, 2020) The medicine for Malaria will be used now for Coronavirus patients as the provincial government allowed treatment of critically ill patients of Covid-19 with chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

The sources said that the government also decided to expand the capacity of beds for Coronavirus patients across the province.

“ Around 50,000 tablets of the two said medicines are being procured,” said the sources.

The Mayo hospital management used Malaria medicine for critically ill-patients of Covid-19. Before Pakistan, Chinese doctors also used the same medicine for serious patients. The US also allowed this medicine for Coronavirus patients.

The doctors are suggesting treatment of Covid-19 through chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.

Fida Hussnain

Fida Hussnain is a lahore based journalist. He writes on politics, religion, social issues and climate change. He is also a research fellow at University of Gujrat.