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Decision to be made concerning Ivermectin drug

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton says a decision will be made soon following calls from the Medical Association of  Jamaica (MAJ), for the urgent importation of  supplies of  the drug Ivermectin to treat COVID-19 patients.

On Friday, the Health Minister said the public health team is examining the findings of  studies on the drug.

As was reported by Radio Jamaica News yesterday, an international study shows that Ivermectin cuts Covid infections, hospitalizations and deaths by about 75 per cent.

Ivermectin is used to treat parasitic infestations but the Medical Association of  Jamaica says the drug has proven to contain anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties which can guard against the coronavirus.



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