ICMR Issues Revised Advisory On Use Of Hydroxychloroquine

Bloomberg Quint | May 23, 2020 at 5:15 PM
  • A revised government advisory has recommended use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-Covid-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities.
  • As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also recommended for all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in containment and treatment of Covid-19 and household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.
  • Three new categories —all asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-covid hospitals/areas of Covid hospitals/blocks, asymptomatic frontline workers such as surveillance workers deployed in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in Covid-19 related activities —have now been included.