UAE among top nations to use Sotrovimab drug for extreme COVID-19 cases
03 Aug 2021
Two files of Sotrovimab drug are on display.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
The UAE is among the first countries to obtain Sotrovimab drug for COVID-19 treatment
Dr. Noura Al Ghaithi Acting chief executive officer Ambulatory healthcare servicessaid, “UAE is amongst the first countries to obtain Sotrovimab drug.
The drug is considered one of the most successful global treatments for Covid19.”
The authorities said the drug was provided across the country and can be used to treat adults, children above 12 years old provided they meet certain criteria, and individuals at risk of extreme Covid-19 symptoms, like people with chronic illnesses, senior citizens and pregnant women.
The drug also reduced the hospitalisation period by 20% and was given to 13 thousand people in the UAE.
The health ministry said, “Thanks to our wise leadership, the health sector enjoys a structure with high standards and competency that provided best treatments and protocols to ensure the recovery of individuals infected with Covid-19.”
Health Sector: Furthermore, we stress that UAE Government has harnessed all necessary means and resources to ensure the safety of infected individuals.