Goa Game Changer: Indian State’s Health Authority Approves & Distributes Ivermectin & Doxycycline to Treat COVID-19 as Prophylaxis

Goa Game Changer: Indian State’s Health Authority Approves & Distributes Ivermectin & Doxycycline to Treat COVID-19 as Prophylaxis

Goa’s Chief Minister Pramod Sawant alongside State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane launched the ‘Home Isolation Kit’ to combat COVID-19. Apparently, the Indian state was influenced by Australia’s Dr. Thomas Borody and his combination treatment involving ivermectin and doxycycline (and zinc) targeting SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind COVID. Dr. Tarek Alam at the Bangladesh Medical College has also demonstrated the efficacy of the treatment in a hospital-approved case series study and is now conducting a randomized controlled study in that country. Back to beautiful southwestern India in Goa, calling it a “game-changer,” the Health Minister of this small Indian state is targeting the complete eradication of the virus in a people-centric home-based program. 

COVID-19 in Goa

The State of Goa in India, on the southwest coast, formerly a Portuguese colony, is home to about 2 million residents. It is a stunning region, geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats. According to the state website, there have been 37,934 total cases reported since the onset of COVID-19, with 499 deaths. According to the Union Health Ministry, there are 31,920 total cases reported, with 4,716 active cases and 484 deaths.

The ‘Home Isolation Kit’

Ivermectin is approved by state authorities as the Health Minister himself participated in Panaji’s recent announcement last Friday. As reported in Big News Network, the Chief Minister declared that the kit would provide treatment for COVID-19 and enable better monitoring of patients at home.

This helps stop the spread of the pathogen in this part of India as the kit supports the patient remaining at home. Sawant reported in a Tweet, “Launched Home Isolation Kits for COVID-19 patients who have opted for home isolation. The kit will provide treatment and allow better monitoring of patients at home comfort. This is another pro-people step in our COVID-19 management in the state.”

What’s in the Kit

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told the press that the home isolation kit would help treat the virus at an early stage and reduce the mortality numbers in Goa. The Health Minister quoted, “The newly launched Home Isolation Kit is a game-changer. We are using Ivermectin and Doxycycline for prophylaxis, which has no proven side effects. It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the use of Ivermectin for the treatment of patients is also followed by the Australian Government.”  

The Health Minister continued, “We will ensure every nook and corner of the state is equipped with care treatment facilities to tackle COVID-19.”

Other publications such as Business World corroborated the event.


TrialSite reports that the Australian government, at least at the national level, does not recommend Ivermectin for COVID-19. In fact, they are silent on the subject, according to NPS Medicine Wise. See the national guidelines.

On the topic of Ivermectin, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA—the Australian FDA) is investigating the promotion of an ivermectin-based regimen for COVID-19.

Key Contact

Vishwajit Rane, Health Minster, State of Goa

Pharma Lobby and Hard Stance on Ivermectin—Connection?

Interestingly, it would appear that in developing nations (Peru, Bolivia, Dominican Republic) or in rapidly developing nations such as India (8th largest economy), Bangladesh, and Brazil, there appears to be a more pragmatic openness to Ivermectin among at least regional or local government health authorities than in the West where the pharmaceutical lobby is indeed powerful. TrialSite cannot prove any correlation however—it is merely an observation to ponder discussion.  

But in the meantime, in the United States, the world’s biggest economy and most sophisticated health system (including the pharmaceutical sector), has become the epicenter of the pandemic with nearly 8 million cases and 219,254 deaths as of this writing. 

Promising monoclonal antibodies are nearing emergency use authorization (EUA) from Regeneron and Eli Lilly, two great American companies. TrialSite picks up chatter from multiple data points, including trial site locations, not to mention POTUS himself, that these investigational products may work. However, this cannot be proven until one of the investigational products is authorized. 

Of course, the vaccines in development may help the fight as well. 

But America may need to be pragmatic as well—that great nation needs a multiplicity of approaches to take on this deadly pathogen.


  1. I am a 60 year old male living in Scotland. I have used Ivermectin with birds/animals for treatment of internal and external parasites. I am GREATLY disappointed that there does not seem to be any trials of Ivermectin or Ivermectin/doxycycline/zinc triple therapy for Covid-19 and am somewhat disgusted at the possibility that a lack of huge profit could perhaps explain the lack of interest. If I contract Covid-19 (I believe I had it early in the year) I would wish to be prescribed this ‘triple therapy’ by my G.P. surgery but I suspect that they would refuse. I also think that all countries should be considering the use of this therapy for their citizens who contract Coved-19.

  2. A ivermectina tem sido utilizada em algumas cidades do Brasil, onde prefeitos tem liberdade de definir as políticas de saúde de sua cidade. Foi administrada em larga escala em Belém, Natal, Porto Feliz e Itajaí e em todas se conseguiu o controle da proliferação do Covid- e reverteu a pandemia localmente. Atualmente Itajaí não tem nenhum paciente internado em UTI e estava com lotação máxima quando foi iniciado o tratamento preventivo com a ivermectina. E, interessantemente, conseguiu-se controlar os surtos de Dengue, Chuikunguia e Zika que assolavam anualmente a cidade, que são viroses que a Ivermectina também é a droga ideal para tratar. Em Itajaí, que não tem essas infecções, mas tinha muitas gripes e problemas respiratórios no inverno, houve redução de cerca de 30% nos atendimentos de urgência nos postos de saúde e hospital. Droga abençoada!

    1. Ola Lucy

      Tenho seguido os seus videos e seguimos o seu protocolo há meses.
      Coloquei neste site alguns dados das experiências do Brasil (em inglês). Se quiser uma versão em Brazuca entre em contato no



  3. Thank you for all your research efforts! It’s greatly appreciated. There is so much encouraging information to support ivermectin being a possible treatment. I am eagerly awaiting Professor Borody’s trial results……

  4. Clinical trials for this Ivermectin, Doxicycline and Zinc “Triple Therapy” are ongoing in the US. Lack of interest by the US government given the huge world wide support and real world use results would indicate that the lack of a huge profit is deterring interest in the US. This is horrible to say the least. The ongoing clinical trials should be fast tracked immediately to determine effectiveness. The public should know the effictiveness NOW!!! Does it work??? YES OR NO!!!

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