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The Bolsonaro government recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat mild cases of COVID-19

May 20, 2020

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has created a new disease treatment protocol, COVID-19, that recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine, a malaria-fighting drug, to treat mild cases from the current pandemic.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro thus gets the pulse of critics within his own government to use a drug whose effectiveness has not yet been proven. Two health ministers resigned in less than a month because of pandemic disagreements with the president about health management.

According to the new protocol, hydroxychloroquine must be administered with a prescription and with the prior consent of the patient, who, with his signature, must assume that “there is no guarantee of positive results” and that “there are no studies demonstrating the clinical benefit of this medicinal product to prove “. according to G1.

The Bolsonaro government recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat mild cases of COVID-19
The Bolsonaro government recommends the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat mild cases of COVID-19

Likewise, the patient relieves doctors of responsibility in the event of “severe organ failure, prolonged admission, temporary or permanent disability and even death”.