Bhubaneswar, April 16 (Local Wire): The state government on Thursday ordered regulated use of the highly demanded Hydroxychloroquine drug and asked chemist shops to give it to the customers only on prescription.
Subroto Bagchi, Chief Spokesperson of the government on COVID said that chemist shops should sale the drug only after getting doctor’s prescription by the customers and avoid over the counter sale of the drug.
He said, “As per the advisory about the usage of COVID-19 medicines like Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), general public have been advised not to take this medicine without doctor’s advice,”
The government now wants to confine its usage only to the patients who need like patients of Malaria, arthritis and others.
In the recent few weeks, the demand of the drug has increased after some studies claimed its usage as a prophylactic drug to counter COVID 19.