In a note to the CPI, Ministry of Health advises against the use of chloroquine against Covid-19 – Prime Time Zone

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The document is a note from the National Commission for the Incorporation of Health System Technologies (Conitec) and was sent in response to a request filed by senator Humberto Costa

FERNANDO MORENO/AGIF – PHOTOGRAPHY AGENCY/ESTADÃO CONTENTIneffectiveness of the drug was made official by the Ministry of Health

In a technical note sent to CPI to Covid-19, O Ministry of Health said that medicines like chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are not effective in combating Covid-19, which makes them not recommended by the folder. The same note says that drug trials were conducted, but none showed clinical benefits in hospitalized patients. In addition to chloroquine, azithromycin, lopinavir/ritonavir, colchicine and convalescent plasma are on the list. Furthermore, the MS reported that ivermectin has no scientific evidence. The document is a note from the National Commission for the Incorporation of Health System Technologies (Conitec) and was sent in response to a request filed by the senator Humberto Costa (PT-PE) in which it requests information on protocols and guidelines on coping with Covid-19. “There is not, within the scope of the Conitec, demand for analysis of incorporation of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of Covid-19″, says an excerpt of the document.