Avoid use of unapproved medicines to cure coronavirus patients


Islamabad, 30 March 2020 – Talha Akhtar:

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza has made it clear that World Health Organization has not recommended any medicine for prevention or cure of Coronavirus infection.

In a tweet, he said some local doctors are recommending use of specific medicines for COVID-19 prevention. He suggested to avoid such practice.

He said there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.

Meanwhile, the Special Assistant said there is heavy burden on 14 diagnostic laboratories, asking citizens to follow the advisory of Ministry of National Health Services regarding identification of the people who should conduct their PCR test.