KKR-backed Major Indian Health Care Provider Conducting Ivermectin Study Investigating the Benefits in Combating COVID-19

KKR-backed Major Indian Health Care Provider Conducting Ivermectin Study Investigating the Benefits in Combating COVID-19

Max Healthcare, a modern hospital chain in India, was founded to offer integrated, high-end “unparalleled” health care services. With 14 hospitals, the group recently merged with KKR-backed Radiant Life Care and has entered the research war against SARS-CoV-2, the virus behind the COVID-19 pandemic. After contemplating the latest World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for COVID-19, Max Healthcare now investigates the use of Ivermectin based on the research of Leon Caly and colleagues in Australia. The worldwide interest to investigate ivermectin as a potentially low-cost and effective COVID-19 treatment gains momentum. Max Healthcare represents the latest data point.

There are currently no specific treatments for COVID-19 other than the emergency approval of remdesivir authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at the beginning of May.

The World Health Organization (WHO) presently recommends the following investigational treatments for COVID-19, including 1) Remdesivir, 2) Lopinavir/Ritonavir, 3) Lopinavir/Ritonavir with interferon beta-1a, and 4) chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. Presently there are dozens of studies evaluati...

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