Goa Embraces National Protocol and Adopts Widespread Use of Ivermectin as PrEP

Goa Embraces National Protocol and Adopts Widespread Use of Ivermectin as PrEP

TrialSite reported that India’s national guidelines included ivermectin now for at least mild COVID-19 cases as the worst surge worldwide ravages the country due to what TrialSite’s identified via the data as a virulent mutant variant transmitted from migrating workers evading anticipated lockdowns. Now states such as Goa are taking action, after experiencing record surges of infections, with the new COVID-19 treatment protocol: all residents over 18 are now recommended to take five tablets of ivermectin in a bid to use as prophylaxis or PrEP. Ivermectin will be made available in all health centers across the coastal state, reported Vishwajit Rane, Health Minister for the State of Goa. Emphasizing the prophylaxis qualities, the Health Minister advises residents to take the drug whether they are infected or not. Health authorities are cautioning all residents to follow operating protocols, which also means other measures to protect from infection.

Ivermectin as Prophylaxis in Goa

Reported in TimesNowNews and other Indian outlets, the Health Minister noted, “We are giving this as prophylaxis treatment, as a preventive. Ivermectin tablets will be given to all patients above 18 ...

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