The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the country’s top body in the field, has found that consuming the drug hydroxychloroquine reduces the chances of getting infected with Covid-19.
Following those results, the ICMR released an advisory Friday to expand the usage of HCQ — an anti-malarial drug — as a preventive treatment against the novel coronavirus.
According to MSN, the conclusion has been drawn on the basis of three studies conducted by the ICMR.
The advisory suggests surveillance workers, paramilitary and police personnel, as well as medical staff working in non-Covid hospitals and blocks to start consuming the pill as “preventive therapy”. [READ MORE]