The Bolivian Ministry of Health has released approval for the use of ivermectin, an antiparasitic agent, to treat patients affected by Covid-19, although it has no scientific validation for it. However, it can only be applied in the case of prior patient approval.
“This drug has not yet been scientifically validated,” said Health Minister Marcelo Navajas, who asked doctors to inform patients that they “are exposed to a product that is being tested for the coronavirus.”
Navajas came out this Tuesday to also balance the daily situation of the pandemic in Bolivia. According to Tuesday’s report, 133 new positives were registered, totaling 2,964 and 128 deaths, after the six were confirmed in the past 24 hours.
Ivermectin is a drug that has been used to prevent parasites in cattle since the 1980s, although it soon spread to other animals, including humans.