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The Health Ministry on Wednesday received 100 vials of Remdesivir from ANSA McAL Trading Limited to aid Guyana’s fight against COVID-19.
The company has committed to providing a second batch of 100 vials in one week’s time, the Department of Public Information reported.
Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony expressed his gratitude to the company, saying that the donation is timely, as tghe drug is part of Government’s treatment protocol for the disease.
Dr Anthony acknowledged that Remdesivir is expensive and becomes a greater challenge when one patient requires the use of ten vials over the course of treatment.
“We all have to work together to ensure that we have control of COVID-19. I’m happy that we’re getting some more Remdesivir available if somebody really gets sick. We are also extending to regional hospitals,” the Minister is quoted as saying.