Panaji (Goa) [India], May 16 (ANI): The Goa Health Department is working on additional treatment protocols with the introduction of Baricitinib medicine for COVID-19 patients, informed Goa health minister Vishwajit P Rane on Saturday.
“Subsequent to our meeting held yesterday with the expert team of doctors, the Health Department is working on additional treatment protocols recently adopted by the Karnataka Government”, Rane informed in a Facebook post.
Under the guidance of Dr Anoop Amarnath, Head, Scientific Board and Chairman-Geriatric Medicine, Manipal Hospital and member of state’s Critical Care Support Team, has supported and approved the usage of Baricitinib.
“It is to be administered orally from the 5th day of the symptom along with Remdesivir. It has prevented patients from reaching the oxygen stage/breathlessness and would also prove to be effective in preventing a Cytokine storm”, the health minister informed.
“We shall be