‘Doses approved by US regulators…’: Centre on vaccines, Remdesivir use | Covid

The Centre on Tuesday said doctors should ensure "rational and judicious" use of anti-viral drug Remdesivir, underlining it is to be given only to serious COVID-19 patients in hospitals and is not to be used in home settings. NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr V K Paul said, "Remdesivir is to be used only in those who require hospitalisation and are on oxygen support. That is the precondition. There is no question of its use in the home setting and for mild cases, and it is not to be procured from chemist shops." "We appeal to physicians to ensure rational, correct and judicious use of Remdesivir in hospitalised patients," he said. Watch the full video for more details.