The drugs prescribed in the COVID-19 treatment protocol must be used exclusively in medical establishments, self-medication with them is unacceptable.
Health Minister Maxim Stepanov said this in an interview with Ukrainian Truth.
“The best doctors in their field work on this protocol: anesthesiologists, epidemiologists, endocrinologists, and they prescribe certain treatment recommendations. But what they prescribe can be used exclusively in medical establishments under the supervision of a doctor. No self-medication should not be practiced. ” – said Stepanov.
He noted that the treatment protocol contains antibacterial therapy, antiviral therapy, drugs such as remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine.
At the same time, Stepanov noted that there is no drug for COVID-19 in the world.
“We are constantly monitoring what is going on in the world. The main problem is that you know that we do not have a single drug that would be written on the testimony – COVID-19 coronavirus disease. Therefore, the whole world is based on practical experience that makes medical recommendations, “said the Minister.
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As Ukrinform reported, in early April, the Department of Health approved the treatment protocol for COVID-19 coronavirus disease. Also on April 15, the Cabinet of Ministers expanded the affordable drugs program with the “rheumatic diseases” section and added the international generic names chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine to the list of electronic prescription drugs. The need for such changes has been argued by the fact that after the world began using drugs such as Plaquenil for the treatment of COVID-19 and the introduction of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine into the Ukrainian protocol for the treatment of this disease, this drug disappeared from Ukrainian pharmacies and compromised the treatment of people with rheumatic diseases.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru