A large stock of medicines has been created in Moscow for the treatment of those infected with the coronavirus. The information about the shortage of drugs does not correspond to reality, the press service of the capital's health department said.
"Medicines for the treatment of COVID-19 in state medical organizations, as well as in the department's pharmacy warehouse, are available in sufficient volume and are issued completely free of charge upon doctor's prescription," the publication says.
The Moscow authorities noted that there are enough antiviral, antibacterial drugs, antibiotics, anticoagulant and antipyretic drugs. There are including favipiravir, hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin, riamilovir, amoxicillin + clavulanic acid, lefofloxacin and others.
The department recalled that the Russians should not self-medicate, in case of symptoms of the disease, a doctor should be called.
Earlier, the chief freelance microbiologist of the Ministry of Health, Professor Roman Kozlov, urged citizens to stop taking antibiotics to prevent coronavirus. According to him, this can harm the body, but it will not help to avoid infection.