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India to review use of remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine for Covid therapy



Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) director general Balram Bhargava told ET that clinical protocols will be updated after discussions with the National Task Force (NTF) and the joint monitoring group.

New Delhi: India will review its clinical management protocol for Covid-19 in the wake of a preliminary World Health Organisation (WHO) report suggesting that remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) appear to have little effect on the mortality of hospitalised patients. However, remdesivir trials will continue in India and elsewhere.“Until and unless there is a directive from the drug regulatory authority, the trials will continue,” said Samiran

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