The Ministry of health (MOH) has updated the Protocol for the treatment of coronavirus in Ukraine.
According to the decision of the Ministry was introduced a new drug, Dexamethasone.
As reported BAGNET, this Maxim Stepanov said at the briefing.
“Yesterday, under my chairmanship, held a meeting of the working group with leading experts of the country to upgrade the standards of medical care in Covid-19. The decision was made to make the drug Dexamethasone in the clinical Protocol stipulated rules and its application”, — said the head of Ministry of health.
Dexamethasone is a steroid drug used since the 1960s years as an anti-inflammatory and in the treatment of certain cancers.
Studies in the UK showed that the mortality rate from coronavirus after use of this drug decreased by 33%.
In June, the who endorsed the results of research by British scientists concerning the use of Dexamethasone. The head of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus called the treatment life-saving scientific breakthrough.
Feature of the product — it only affects critically ill patients with Covid-19. Dexamethasone showed no effect for patients with mild disease.