AIIMS associate professor, Dr Neeraj Nischal addressed doctors from Bihar on the inaugural day of the four-day updated training session n Covid-19 management and said, “Right drug at the right time in the right measure holds the key in the treatment of Covid-19 and every effort should be made to discourage self-medication and prevent unnecessary panic-buying of drugs like Remdesivir and others.”
He said that use of steroids and anticoagulants also needed to be used judiciously, especially in the early part of infection, as indiscriminate use could have adverse effect.
“The key is to know when to use which drug and in what measure. There is no role of fancy drugs in the majority of patients,” he said.
He added, “The spurt in Covid cases is a clear warning that people must mend their ways to stay safe. All we need to do is to mind our social behaviour, as further complacency can be fatal.”