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Dr Sanjay Oak, who heads the Task Force, confirmed that the use of HCQ has been recommended. “In regular hospitals, doctors can take a call, but we have recommended it in our new advisory for all field hospitals after a thorough check up, ECG and under close observation,” he said. While earlier HCQ was being combined with Azithromycin, but the latter has now been replaced with Doxycycline. “There are reports of more cardiac toxicity with both these drugs used together (Azithromycin and HCQ). So, the change has been made. Doxycycline is a very safe drug,” Dr Oak said. Additional Municipal Commissioner (health) Suresh Kakani said there was no reason to doubt HCQS’s usefulness at the moment. “All BMC healthcare workers are taking HCQ. They seem to have lower Covid infection rates than healthcare workers in private,” Kakani said. On Saturday, ICMR said that assessment of HCQ among 1,323 healthcare workers indicated mild adverse effects such as … [Read more...] about HCQ now a part of state government’s treatment protocol