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The Cabinet of Ministers instructed to use a drug from China for the treatment of coronavirus
The Russian government has instructed the National Medical Research Center for Cardiology of the Ministry of Health of Russia to use unregistered Chinese drug hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of coronavirus infection and to transfer it to other medical organizations. The decision was signed by Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.
As noted in document, This year the National Medical Research Center for Cardiology should use, store and, in agreement with the Ministry of Health, distribute and transfer the drug free of charge to medical organizations that treat patients with coronavirus.
Almost 70 thousand packs of the drug were supplied free of charge by the Chinese company Shanghai Pharmaceutical Holding Co., Ltd. Roszdravnadzor will monitor the effectiveness and safety of the drug.
At the end of March, Vladimir Chekhonin, the head of the biomedical sciences section of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said about testing coronavirus medicine in Russia. Recently, Russian Minister of Health Mikhail Murashko said that one of the Russian pharmaceutical companies developed a medicine to treat coronavirus. She must begin clinical trials in the coming days.