Mazzetti on hydroxychloroquine: “We make decisions based on what is concluded...


During a press conference, the head of the Ministry of Health, Pilar Mazzetti, indicated that before the use of hydroxychloroquine in people infected with COVID-19, health personnel carry out a screening to detect that they do not have heart problems, since this drug affects that organ.

“Regarding the use of hydroxychlorquine, we make decisions based on what is concluded in the country. The guide says from the beginning that an evaluation of side effects must be carried out and, as all doctors know, the use of hydroxychloroquine implies that the patient does not have a history of arrhythmia and also that an evaluation of the heart rhythm is carried out during administration ”, declared to the media.

Likewise, he emphasized that this is the reason why when the tours are carried out in the different hospitals in the country dedicated to treating COVID-19, the Minsa makes sure that they have electrocardiographs available so that when the patient requires them, they can be used.

On the other hand, he stressed that the drugs that are applied for the treatment of cases with coronavirus will continue to be applied and requested, while the relevant investigations are carried out.

“The acquisition of the drugs continues while the evaluations are done. The countries are independent, each country makes its decision, ”he said.

Finally, he pointed out that the interest of the Ministry of Health is that patients have, as far as possible, the option of receiving some treatment that reduces their viral load.

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