Uttarakhand State Distributes Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 Following Uttar Pradesh, Goa & Karnataka

Uttarakhand State Distributes Ivermectin to Combat COVID-19 Following Uttar Pradesh, Goa & Karnataka

Since the national Indian guidelines included Ivermectin recently, as reported by TrialSite, the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand announced it too is now preparing to distribute the antiparasitic drug as a “mass chemoprophylaxis,” following the lead of not only Uttar Pradesh but also Goa and Karnataka. This decision was issued by Chief Secretary Om Prakash to all district magistrates based on the outcomes from a recommendation involving a “state-level clinical technical committee.” With an aim of widespread control of the COVID-19 surge, this measure is in addition to many vaccination drives. The Uttarakhand Health Department and associated district magistrates will deliver an Ivermectin-based home kit, including 12 mg tablets, to families across the state.

The Prophylactic Regimen

Located in the far north of India with about 10.1 million people, the Uttarakhand health department has established a home kit regimen involving 12 mg tablets of Ivermectin to individuals over the age of 15, to be taken twice per day after the breakfast meal and then again after dinner for a period of three days. For children aged 10 to 15 years of age, they will be limited to one daily tablet...

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