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Brazil clarifies to the Supreme Court that the use of chloroquine is not mandatory for doctors and patients

July 10, 2020

The Brazilian Ministry of Health had to leave this Thursday to clarify that despite providing chloroquine for medical services, the protocol does not oblige doctors to take the drug or patients if they do not take this into account. in time after its use was formally questioned by the Supreme Court.

The clarification requested by the Supreme Court in one of his headlines, Judge Celso de Mello, came after an initiative by the National Conference of Healthcare Workers (CNTS), which criticized the Ministry of Health’s guidelines on the use of this medicine against malaria without scientific research in a policy published by published protocol Basis for the treatment of COVID-19.

The Ministry of Health has replied to De Mello and assured them that these guidelines are a protocol that “attempts to collect technical information” to “guide” a “safer” use of patients who choose to receive the medicine , “but without link”. As shown, he assures “one of the parties involved in the process” the lack of imperative nature of this guide.

Brazil clarifies to the Supreme Court that the use of chloroquine is not mandatory for doctors and patientsBrazil clarifies to the Supreme Court that the use of chloroquine is not mandatory for doctors and patients

The use of chloroquine to treat COVID-19 has become a state affair in Brazil after President Jair Bolsonaro endorsed its use – he himself is taking positive tests – that former health ministers Luiz Henrique Mandetta and Nelson Teich resigned of the large differences in the desirability of administering the drug to patients due to the pandemic.