SIMFEROPOL, December 2 - RIA Novosti Crimea. Residents of Crimea complain about the lack of the antibiotic ceftriaxone, which is used in the treatment of coronavirus. The Roszdravnadzor of the Republic of Kazakhstan urged to abandon this drug, since it is not included in the list of recommended ones, said Vasily Klimov, head of the Roszdravnadzor Ministry of Health for the Republic of Kazakhstan and Sevastopol, at a meeting of the operational headquarters to combat the spread of COVID-19.
"Firstly, this drug is not included in the guidelines of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation for the treatment of patients with coronavirus infection. It is a broad-spectrum antibiotic. Secondly, it is an injectable drug, it is usually prescribed for pneumonia, and this is 40 injections. This suggests that either people use the so-called Internet treatment, or the doctor who prescribes it is behind the times. He simply does not read and is not interested in the guidelines, which say that today antibiotics are not prescribed at all for mild and moderate forms of coronavirus infection, " - clarified Klimov.
In addition, the head added that Crimeans also complain about the lack of preferential drugs for various nosologies.
"In each direction, the Ministry of Health of the republic is working out issues and finding a way to provide citizens with the necessary medicines. In addition, the population complains about the lack of some antibiotics and hormonal agents. Basically, these are complaints from three regions - Kerch, Evpatoria and Simferopol," he concluded.
Earlier, the RIA Novosti Crimea website reported that over the past day, 233 more cases of a new coronavirus infection were detected on the peninsula.
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