Health ministry issues updated protocol for managing coronavirus cases

Health ministry issues updated protocol for managing coronavirus cases

The up to date scientific administration protocol consists of the usage of Dexamethasone as a substitute for Methylprednisolone for managing reasonable to extreme Covid-19 circumstances.

The steering doc has additionally been made accessible on-line. (Picture for illustration: REDHEART)

The Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Saturday issued an up to date scientific administration protocol for managing the novel coronavirus circumstances. The protocol consists of the usage of Dexamethasone as a substitute for Methylprednisolone for managing reasonable to extreme Covid-19 circumstances.

Preserving tempo with evolving data about Covid-19, particularly by way of efficient medicine, the change by the well being ministry was made after contemplating the newest accessible proof and skilled session.

The steering doc has additionally been made accessible on-line on the website of the well being ministry.

Dexamethasone is a corticosteroid drug which is utilized in a variety of circumstances for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressant results.

The drug has already been examined on Covid-19 sufferers throughout the ‘restoration scientific trial’ and was discovered to have advantages for critically-ill sufferers. The trial outcomes confirmed the drug can cut back mortality by about one-third for sufferers on ventilators and by about one-fifth for sufferers being maintained on oxygen remedy.

The drug can be part of the Nationwide Listing of Important Medicines (NLEM) and is extensively accessible.

Union Well being Secretary Preeti Sudan has forwarded the up to date protocol to all states/UTs to make obligatory preparations for availability and use of the up to date protocol and drug Dexamethasone on the institutional stage additionally.

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