We don’t recommend Ivermectin to treat Covid-19, says health DG

(FMT) – The health ministry does not recommend using Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 patients, following its Ivermectin treatment effectiveness test on high-risk Covid-19 patients (I-Tech Study).

In a statement, health director-general Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the study found that the drug yielded no significant differences in ICU admissions, mechanical ventilation, symptom recovery, blood parameters and chest X-ray resolution.

“The main aim of the I-tech study was to see if Ivermectin administered during the first week of illness prevented deterioration to Stage 4 or 5 among hospitalised patients aged 50 years and above with at least one comorbidity,” he said.