Qatar will make available any drug that proves effective in treating coronavirus

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Qatar will make available any drug that proves effective in treating coronavirus

Qatar will be one of the first countries to get any medicine that proves effective in treating the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), HE the Spokesperson of the Supreme Committee for Crisis Management Lolwah bint Rashid bin Mohamed AlKhater has said.

Addressing a press conference on Tuesday, she assured everyone that Qatar will spare no effort in providing any treatment that proves its medical and health efficacy, the official Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported.

She affirmed that Qatar will continue to provide assistance and support to all countries to combat this epidemic.

In response to questions, Khater said Qatar will be among the first countries to acquire any drug that proves to be effective in treating the coronavirus.

She said there is a lot of news that companies around the world have found a drug that treats the virus. She said the news are being circulated through some official sources and others through social media.

She said the information that should be taken into consideration that comes from official sources.

She said Qatar will spare no effort in providing any treatment that proves its medical and health efficacy. “The health services in Qatar are available to everyone without exception and free of charge,” she said, adding that Qatar provides this treatment free of charge.

 

When asked increasing hospital beds indicates an outbreak of the disease, she said the increase in the absorptive capacity is not related to any outbreak or increase in cases, but it has to do with precautionary measures and planning for the future.

“There is no doubt that this virus has spread worldwide. So, we are preparing according to these patterns. This does not mean that Qatar will necessarily reach this degree of spread of the virus,” she said.

“Infection with this virus has different degrees -- light, medium and high. There are people who develop mild cases and there is some kind of recovery. This means that even the numbers must be examined in detail, so planning is necessary at this stage in anticipation of anything in the future.”

She said the number of swabs that were made to discover the new cases are very large compared to the cases that were proven to be positive. It is a very reassuring indicator, but that does not mean giving up caution and taking measures, especially staying at home and maintaining the appropriate distance when dealing with others and other preventive measures.

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