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Centre allows use of HCQ for all frontline workers

NEW DELHI, MAY 22 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 5/22/2020 1:14:44 PM IST

Centre has revised the advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylactic for COVID-19 infection, expanding the use of the medicine for asymptomatic healthcare and frontline workers deployed in non-COVID and COVID areas, ANI report stated.

“All asymptomatic healthcare workers involved in containment and treatment of COVID-19 and asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID hospitals/non-COVID areas of COVID hospitals/blocks,” the advisory said.

“Asymptomatic frontline workers, such as surveillance workers deployed in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in COVID-19 related activities. Asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases,” it said.

 

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