ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on National Health Services, Dr. Zafar Mirza on Thursday said there was no effective treatment for coronavirus in the world so far.
In an interview, he said recent research showed that one third of severely affected patients can survive by using medicine, Dexamethasone.
He, however, said that this medicine can only be used for critical patients and urged the people not to use it without doctor’s advice.
The Special Assistant urged the people to follow SOPs to contain the spread of coronavirus.
A big advancement in finding a cure for the lethal coronavirus, United Kingdom (UK) initial clinical trial findings showed dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, can be lifesaving for patients with COVID-19 who are critically ill.
The low dose and readily available medication reduced the risk of death for patients on ventilators by a third according to the data. That cut deaths by a quarter for those on oxygen.
This can also be a sigh of relief for third world countries where the number of patients suffering from coronavirus is increasingly growing.
In the trial, the Oxford University team administered dexamethasone to about 2,000 hospital patients and compared it to more than 4,000.