Remdesivir is being distributed among hospitals in regions of Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Ukrainian Cabinet purchased the drug in September; the supplies began in October
19:28, 10 November 2020

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Remdesivir, the drug approved for the treatment of Covid-19 symptoms is now being distributed in hospitals in Ukraine. Healthcare Minister Maksym Stepanov said so as quoted by the press office of the authority.

"A lot of doctors who I spoke with asked me about medicines for the treatment of Covid-19. I'd like to emphasize that the distribution of Remdesivir in the regions began today (November 10, - 112 International). This drug is in our clinical protocols to provide medical assistance for treatment of coronavirus infection, and it is also widely used for urgent treatment in many other countries", Stepanov said.

In September, the Ukrainian government allocated funds to procure Remdesivir, the anti-viral drug that proved efficient during the treatment of coronavirus. The supplies to Ukraine kicked off in mid-October.

Related: Remdesivir to arrive in Ukraine next week, - Health Minister

At that, the interim study by Solidarity Therapeutics Trial, coordinated by the World Health Organization found out that Remdesivir and Interferon either did not considerably affect the mortality rate or the indoor course of the disease among the hospitalized patients.

Related: Remdesivir already being shipped to Ukraine, - Chief Sanitary Doctor

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