Local Arabic newspaper Alqabas reported that the Ministry of Health is seeking to secure its needs of medicines and medical supplies and to support the drug stock, to face the repercussions of the Corona crisis, with an estimated total of 21.4 million dinars, as it obtained approvals from the regulatory authorities to import medicines to treat various diseases, the cost of which reaches 16.3 million dinars.
Informed sources stated that the ministry is about to import medicines intended for the treatment of developmental disorder at a cost of 2.7 million dinars, and medicines for treating blood diseases at 1.2 million dinars, indicating that it will import consumables for some devices in hospital emergency departments during the coming period, in addition to injections for anesthesia for the need of departments Dentistry to it, and drugs to treat diabetes and other cancer diseases, pointing out that the cost of these consumables, injections and medicines amounts to 1.2 million dinars. She noted that the Ministry also obtained approvals to extend maintenance contracts for 33 health facilities, for a period of 6 months, starting from the beginning of this month, at a cost of 12.5 million dinars.
On the other hand, the Ministry announced Kuwait’s participation in the global “solidarity” experiment, through a research team from the Ministry and Kuwait University, as part of one of the largest global studies to evaluate the effectiveness of anti-Coronavirus drugs.
In a press release, she stated that the preliminary results of the “Solidarity” clinical trial coordinated by the World Health Organization concluded that the treatment of Covid 19 with remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine, lopinavir-ritonavir and interferon over a period of 28 days has little or no effect on whether patients stay in hospital or On the mortality rate of Corona patients. She explained that the study was conducted in 30 countries around the world with the aim of knowing the effect of these treatments on the overall mortality rate, the need for ventilators, and the length of stay in hospital among patients receiving hospital care