Hydroxychloroquine Not To Be Used As COVID-19 Cure: Top Medical Body

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Hydroxychloroquine Not To Be Used As COVID-19 Cure: Top Medical Body

India has so far 7,529 positive cases of COVID-19. (Representational)

New Delhi:

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that hydroxychloroquine or HCQ should be used as prophylaxis to prevent the coronavirus and not as a treatment for COVID-19.

“Two trials were conducted aborad. The trails were not good enough. So, we thought if it needs to used in our country, it should be used as prophylaxis, and not as a treatment,” Raman R Ganagakhedkar, Head Scientist, ICMR, told ANI.

“We have decided that if it reduces the chances of COVID-19 among doctors and their contacts, then we will advise it to others. The results of the effect of HCQ in them is yet to come,” he added.

He, however, cautioned that HCQ has side effects as well.

“We have never recommended it to the general public. Doctors are advised to prescribe to patients judiciously. People need not be worried nor they need to start using HCQ. Like other medicines, this has side effects too. If we get the desired or futile results, we will inform the public,” said Mr Ganagakhedkar.

He further said that it is very hard to say whether or not COVID-19 patient, who has recovered is likely to be COVID-19 positive again or not.

“It is very hard to say something about this. We have initiated a study for this. It will take time. We will tell everything based on evidence,” he added.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday had said that the government has more than enough stock of HCQ for meeting the current requirement.

India has temporarily licensed the export of paracetamol and anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in appropriate quantities to some countries, which have been badly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

India has so far 7,529 positive cases of COVID-19 and 242 deaths caused by the virus.

World

17,25,270Cases

12,29,869Active

3,90,456Recovered

1,04,945Deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 185 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 17,25,270 and 1,04,945 have died; 12,29,869 are active cases and 3,90,456 have recovered as on April 11, 2020 at 9:40 pm.

India

7,529 768Cases

6,634 595Active

653 137Recovered

242 36Deaths

In India, there are 7,529 confirmed cases including 242 deaths. The number of active cases is 6,634 and 653 have recovered as on April 11, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

State & District Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths

DistrictCases

Mumbai496

Pune130

Mumbai Suburban65

Thane31

Sangli24

Ahmednagar21

Nagpur16

Aurangabad8

Latur8

Palghar7

Raigad6

Satara5

Yavatmal4

Buldhana4

Osmanabad4

Kolhapur2

Hingoli2

Ratnagiri2

Washim1

Nashik1

Sindhudurg1

Amravati1

Jalna1

Jalgaon1

Gondia1

Details Awaited*732

1574 210

1276 134

188 63

110 13

DistrictCases

Chennai151

Coimbatore60

Dindigul44

Tirunelveli38

Erode32

Tiruchirappalli30

Namakkal28

Ranipet27

Tiruppur27

Theni24

Madurai24

Karur22

Chengalpattu19

Villupuram16

Thoothukudi16

Cuddalore13

Thiruvallur12

Thiruvarur12

Nagapattinam11

Salem11

Thanjavur11

Virudhunagar11

Tiruvannamalai9

Kanchipuram7

Vellore6

Kanniyakumari6

Sivaganga5

The Nilgiris4

Tirupattur4

Ramanathapuram2

Kallakurichi2

Perambalur1

Ariyalur1

Details Awaited*225

911 77

859 54

44 23

8

DistrictCases

South172

Central100

North66

Shahdara60

New Delhi55

South West21

West18

South East18

East14

North East9

North West5

Details Awaited*365

903 5

864 4

25

14 1

DistrictCases

Jaipur67

Jodhpur29

Bhilwara23

Jhunjhunu18

Tonk11

Churu7

Ajmer5

Bikaner5

Dausa5

Dungarpur5

Bharatpur4

Kota4

Jaisalmer3

Alwar3

Nagaur2

Pali2

Pratapgarh2

Dholpur1

Sikar1

Banswara1

Udaipur1

Details Awaited*354

553 90

529 90

21

3

DistrictCases

Hyderabad168

Nizamabad26

Warangal Urban23

Medchal Malkajgiri16

Nalgonda13

Jogulamba Gadwal12

Ranga Reddy12

Adilabad10

Kamareddy9

Karimnagar8

Mahabubnagar8

Suryapet8

Sangareddy7

Jagitial4

Vikarabad4

Medak4

Bhadradri Kothagudem4

Nirmal4

Nagarkurnool2

Mulugu2

Jangoan2

Peddapalli2

Siddipet1

Mahabubabad1

Jayashankar Bhupalapally1

Details Awaited*153

504 31

452 21

43 8

9 2

DistrictCases

Indore101

Bhopal42

Morena12

Jabalpur7

Ujjain7

Barwani3

Khargone3

Chhindwara2

Dewas2

Gwalior2

Shivpuri2

Vidisha1

Details Awaited*259

443 184

410 167

0

33 17

DistrictCases

Gautam Buddha Nagar58

Agra51

Meerut33

Ghaziabad23

Lucknow21

Saharanpur16

Shamli14

Kanpur Nagar8

Sitapur8

Varanasi7

Bareilly6

Maharajganj6

Ghazipur5

Basti5

Firozabad4

Hathras4

Baghpat4

Kheri4

Pratapgarh3

Hapur3

Azamgarh3

Bulandshahr3

Jaunpur3

Muzaffarnagar2

Rae Bareli2

Mathura2

Mirzapur2

Pilibhit2

Banda2

Prayagraj1

Auraiya1

Shahjahanpur1

Kaushambi1

Barabanki1

Moradabad1

Bijnor1

Budaun1

Hardoi1

Details Awaited*120

433 2

397 2

32

4

DistrictCases

Kurnool42

Spsr Nellore23

Krishna12

Visakhapatnam11

Guntur10

Y.s.r. Kadapa9

West Godavari7

Chittoor6

Anantapur5

Prakasam4

East Godavari2

Details Awaited*250

381 18

364 14

11 4

6

DistrictCases

Kasaragod139

Kannur47

Ernakulam22

Thiruvananthapuram15

Pathanamthitta14

Malappuram11

Thrissur10

Idukki8

Kozhikode7

Palakkad6

Kollam5

Kottayam3

Wayanad3

Alappuzha2

Details Awaited*72

364 7

239

123 27

2

DistrictCases

Ahmadabad76

Surat18

Bhavnagar13

Gandhinagar12

Vadodara12

Rajkot9

Patan5

Porbandar3

Mahesana2

Kachchh2

Gir Somnath2

Panch Mahals1

Anand1

Sabar Kantha1

Jamnagar1

Chhotaudepur1

Morbi1

Botad1

Details Awaited*147

308 67

258 60

31 5

19 2

DistrictCases

Bengaluru Urban58

Mysuru34

Bidar10

Chikballapur10

Uttar Kannad10

Belagavi7

Dakshin Kannad7

Ballari6

Kalaburagi6

Bagalkot5

Bengaluru Rural5

Udupi4

Mandya3

Davangere2

Gadag1

Tumakuru1

Kodagu1

Dharwad1

Chitradurga1

Details Awaited*42

214 17

171 10

37 7

6

DistrictCases

Srinagar33

Bandipora24

Baramulla16

Badgam9

Jammu5

Kupwara5

Udhampur4

Pulwama3

Rajauri3

Shopian3

Ganderbal2

Details Awaited*100

207 23

197 23

6

4

DistrictCases

Gurugram33

Faridabad19

Palwal17

Nuh12

Karnal5

Ambala4

Panipat4

Fatehabad3

Sirsa3

Panchkula2

Bhiwani2

Rohtak1

Kaithal1

Sonipat1

Jind1

Hisar1

Charki Dadri1

Details Awaited*67

177 8

145 8

29

3

DistrictCases

S.a.s Nagar23

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar18

Amritsar10

Hoshiarpur6

Jalandhar6

Ludhiana5

Mansa5

Ropar3

Fatehgarh Sahib2

Pathankot2

Sas Mohali1

Moga1

Barnala1

Patiala1

Faridkot1

Kapurthala1

Details Awaited*46

132

116

5

11

DistrictCases

Kolkata34

Howrah14

Medinipur East8

Nadia5

Kalimpong5

Hooghly4

Jalpaiguri4

24 Paraganas North3

24 Paraganas South3

Purba Bardhaman3

Paschim Bardhaman2

Darjeeling1

Medinipur West1

Details Awaited*39

126 10

105 10

16

5

DistrictCases

Patna5

Munger4

Saharsa2

Begusarai1

Darbhanga1

Lakhisarai1

Nalanda1

Siwan1

Details Awaited*44

60

59

0

1

DistrictCases

Khordha31

Bhadrak3

Cuttack2

Jajapur1

Kalahandi1

Kendrapara1

Puri1

Details Awaited*8

48 4

45 4

2

1

DistrictCases

Dehradun13

Udam Singh Nagar4

Nainital3

Almora1

Pauri Garhwal1

Details Awaited*13

35

30

5

0

DistrictCases

Golaghat9

Marigaon4

Nalbari4

Goalpara3

Cachar1

Dhubri1

Hailakandi1

Kamrup1

Karimganj1

Lakhimpur1

Kamrup Metro1

South Salmara Mancachar1

Details Awaited*1

29

28

0

1 1

DistrictCases

Kangra3

Details Awaited*25

28

21

6

1

DistrictCases

Raipur4

Bilaspur1

Durg1

Rajnandgaon1

Details Awaited*11

18 8

9 8

9

0

DistrictCases

Chandigarh18

18

11

7

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*17

17 4

16 4

0

1

DistrictCases

Leh Ladakh11

Kargil2

Details Awaited*2

15

5

10

0

DistrictCases

North And Middle Andaman7

South Andamans3

Details Awaited*1

11

11

0

0

DistrictCases

North Goa5

South Goa1

Details Awaited*1

7

6

1

0

DistrictCases

Mahe1

Details Awaited*6

7 2

6 2

1

0

DistrictCases

Imphal West1

Thoubal1

2

1

1

0

DistrictCases

Gomati1

Details Awaited*1

2 1

2 1

0

0

1

1

0

0

DistrictCases

Details Awaited*1

1

1

0

0

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