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In response to complaints about a shortage of the anti-viral medicine Favipiravir, with hospitals running low on the primary drug in Thailand used to treat Covid-19, the Public Health Ministry has said that the country’s supply is enough to meet the local demand. Hospitals may experience a “temporary” shortage with the uptick in Covid-19 cases, according to Public Health Deputy Permanent Secretary Thongchai Keeratihattayakorn, but the official says they can acquire more of the anti-viral pills from the provincial health office in their area. The anti-viral medication is used to treat Covid-19 patients with moderate to severe symptoms, but needs […]

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Nothing unusual in a difference of opinion between the paper pushers in Krung They and those doctors who inhabit the real world. What is more disturbing is the continued production and usage of a hugely inferior drug. Has the ministry not learned from the debacle over use of Chinese junk vaccines? Apparently not, or else they would be using the much superior molnupiravir instead of subjecting Thai people to use inferior medication. Hub of Medical Tourism this is not!

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