We are using retroviral drugs on some coronavirus patients, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

We’ve heard about some research being done on Chloroquine in US right now. Approvals are given after detailed scientific scrutiny, not by Ministry but by scientists working at ICMR, said Health minister

Written by March 17, 2020 19:39

New Delhi: While addressing the parliamentarians in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke about the steps taken by the Centre to contain coronavirus spread and said they are using retroviral drugs on some patients for the treatment.

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“Scientists at ICMR are in touch with everything happening on this front all over the world. As far as retroviral drugs are concerned, we are using them on some patients. We have got approvals after scientific satisfaction,” he said.

“We have heard about some research being done on Chloroquine in the United States right now. Approvals are given after detailed scientific scrutiny, not by Ministry but by scientists working at ICMR. We are trying best to deliver the best possible treatment to the patients,” the Union Minister added.

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A total of 137 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in India till Tuesday, the Union Ministry of Health and Family had said in the morning today. (ANI)