Coronavirus: India using Remdesivir for treatment

Thursday, June 4th, 2020, 04:59:38 PM IST

Remdesivir is a certified antiviral drug which treats many known viral cases. However, the drug hasn’t proven to be successful in the case of Coronavirus.

The Indian government has now given permission to use this drug in emergency cases to treat patients who are showing serious symptoms.

Hydroxychloroquine is another drug that is being used by Indian doctors to treat the virus in the initial stages.

As of now, there’s no specific vaccine or drug that could treat Coronavirus, and several countries of the world are racing to develop one as soon as possible.

India’s use of Remdesivir and Hydroxychloroquine are not sure shot treatments for Coronavirus, but will help reduce the effect of the virus.