Dr Zafar Mirza warns that Dexamethasone drug is only for critical COVID-19 patients

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Dr Zafar Mirza warns that Dexamethasone drug is only for critical COVID-19 patients

ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza has Wednesday warned that Dexamethasone, which showed positive results in UK, is only for critically ill COVID-19 patients.
The SAPM tweeted, “Positive results from UK on use of Dexamethasone in critical patients welcomed by WHO as a 1st treatment to be shown to reduce mortality in patients with COVID-19 requiring Oxygen or ventilator support. Expert Committee in Pakistan to consider inclusion.”
Dr Zafar Mirza further added, “It is an old & cheap anti-inflammatory medicine (steroid) & we have multiple producers in Pakistan.”

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