Health Ministry to Bring In Remdesivir

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The Ministry of Health and Wellness says it will be procuring supplies of the antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of COVID-19 infection in public facilities.

The move comes amid public cries for greater access to the drug.

The Ministry notes that remdesivir has been shown to reduce the length of in-hospital stay by five days and to reduce mortality rates by four per cent.

It, however, points out that clinical trials are still ongoing in various countries