New Covid Treatment Molnupiravir Only Reserved For Symptomatic Or Category 3, 4, 5 Patients Says KJ

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  • The antiviral tablet Molnupiravir will be provided free of charge to Covid-19 patients who have been symptomatic for at least five days or to patients in categories three, four, and five.

  • Molnupiravir has also been shown to be effective against Covid-19 variants that are more aggressive, such as Gamma, Delta, and Mu.

New Covid Treatment Molnupiravir Only Reserved For Symptomatic Or Category 3, 4, 5 Patients Says KJ

According to Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, the antiviral tablet Molnupiravir will be provided free of charge to Covid-19 patients who have been symptomatic for at least five days or to patients in categories three, four, and five.

However, he said that the medications will only be administered on the advice of doctors.

Despite the fact that the adult population’s full vaccination rate is now near to 90%, the Health Ministry (MOH) observed that Covid-19 infections were still occurring.

“We need these treatment pills in addition to our vaccination programme. We found that with these pills, we give doctors the option to give them to those who have not been vaccinated and those who have. It will be given for free.

“Merck Sharp & Dohme clinical trials have shown its effectiveness in treating category three, four and five cases, especially those with symptoms for four to five days," he said after visiting the Kuala Lumpur Hospital here on Thursday (Oct 7).

The government signed a Letter of Undertaking (LoU) with the Health Ministry to obtain the antiviral tablet Molnupiravir in order to add new innovative treatment options in the fight against Covid-19.

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The government agreed to acquire 150,000 complete treatment packages for Covid-19 patients through an agreement with the American multinational pharmaceutical firm Merck Sharp & Dohme.

Molnupiravir has also been shown to be effective against Covid-19 variants that are more aggressive, such as Gamma, Delta, and Mu.

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