Remdesivir drug not meant for Covid treatment at home: NITI Aayog
The Centre asserted that the anti-viral drug Remdesivir is not meant for COVID treatment at home. NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul stated that Rmedesivir should be used for those who require hospitalisation and are on oxygen support. He added that there is no question of using Remdesivir drug in the home and for mild cases. It is not to be obtained from medical shops. He added that doctors should ensure rational and judicious use of Remdesivir. The anti-viral drug Remdesivir is used for serious COVID-19 patients treatment. The Centre recently imposed a ban on the export of Remdesivir drug to other countries.