Coronavirus (1243) Soumyadeep Bhaumick: Why the AIIMS/ICMR 2021 COVID guideline is wrong about hydroxychloroquine

24 April, 2021

Thanks Neil for sharing Dr Bhaumick's blog on hydoxychoroquine in COVId guidelines. It again highlights the importance of updating national guidance regularly with new evidence- based information. So much damage has already happened with misinformation on COVID treatment (medical and herbal) and vaccines. HIFA and other such agencies have a key role to play in reaching out to the health workers in rural and remote areas and the communities with correct updated evidence-based information.

Best wishes

Meena Nathan Cherian MBBS, MD (Anaesthesia)

Hon.Prof.Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, WHO Collaborating Centre, Western University, Canada.

Senior Advisor, Global Action, International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG), Switzerland. www.siog.org

Director Global Health New Challenges:online courses, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education & Research (GFMER), Switzerland. www.gfmer.ch/surgery

Geneva, Switzerland. +41 763837253(m); cherianm15@gmail.com

HIFA profile: Meena Cherian is Director, Emergency & Surgical Care program, Geneva Foundation of Medical Education and Research, Geneva, Switzerland. She is a member of the HIFA working group on Essential Health Services and COVID-19. https://www.hifa.org/support/members/meena

https://www.hifa.org/projects/essential-health-services-and-covid-19

www.gfmer.ch cherianm15 AT gmail.com