Remdesivir not recommended for kids, says Centre
Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), in its complete pointers for the administration of COVID-19 amongst kids, has mentioned that Remdesivir is not recommended.
The up to date pointers issued earlier this week additionally advocate for the rational use of HRCT imaging.
The Health Ministry has famous that steroids are dangerous in asymptomatic and delicate instances of an infection.
The Centre’s pointers mentioned Remdesivir, an emergency use authorisation drug, was not recommended in kids.
“There is lack of sufficient safety and efficacy data with respect to Remdesivir in children below 18 years of age,” the rules mentioned.
Suggesting rational use of HRCT, it mentioned: “Any additional information gained from HRCT scan of the chest often has little impact on treatment decisions, which are based almost entirely on clinical severity and physiological impairment,” it mentioned.