El Salvador Minister of Public Health Includes Ivermectin as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

El Salvador Minister of Public Health Includes Ivermectin as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues

Recently, TrialSite discovered from readers that in the Central American nation of El Salvador, the nation’s Ministry of Public Health (Ministerio de Salud Publica—MINSAL) had embraced the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as part of a combination of recommendations for early-onset treatment of COVID-19 via an ambulatory home patient kit. Such action is similar to the approach successfully executed in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.

The Protocol

Called the “Outpatient Treatment for COVID-19, the protocol includes the following:

MedicinesDose/DurationAcetaminophen500 MG 1 Tab VO C/6 hoursLoratadine10 MG 1 Tab V C/12 hoursZinc50 MG 1 Tab VO/ dayIvermectin6 MG 1 Tab VO C/12 dayVitamin C500 MG 1 Tab VO C/dayVitamin D2000 MG 1 Tab VO C/dayAzithromycin1 Tab VO C/day

Vaccines in El Salvador

By August 25, about 38.5% of the 6.5 million inhabitants had received both vaccine doses, while 52.9% of the total population had received at least one jab.

By March 2021, this country in Central America, considered a low -and middle-income country (LMIC), received its first 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine product from the World Health Organization COVAX facility, as reported by ...

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