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Anutin: COVID-19 drugs supply adequate for now

Anutin: COVID-19 drugs supply adequate for now

THAILAND: Thailand has adequate supplies of medicine to treat COVID-19 patients unless the outbreak becomes much worse, and it is seeking to import more drugs from China, Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charvirakul said today (Feb 2).

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By Bangkok Post

Monday 2 March 2020, 04:24PM


Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul speaks to reporters at Government House in Bangkok today (Mar 2). Photo: Wassana Nanuam

Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul speaks to reporters at Government House in Bangkok today (Mar 2). Photo: Wassana Nanuam

“Thailand has enough drugs to treat patients’ symptoms for their recovery unless the situation is critical. Thai authorities have confidence in their treatment because 28 out of 43 patients have been able go home,” Mr Anutin said at Government House.

After a meeting with Chinese charge d’affaires Yang Xin, Mr Anutin said he asked China for a favour, to allow export of the medicines to Thailand to treat novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients here.

“The medicines are used to treat Chinese people, who comprise the majority of patients here. The Chinese government has not allowed the export of these medicines,” Mr Anutin said.

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He said that last week the Government Pharmaceutical Organisation had bought a quantity of such medicines from China through its special connection with a pharmaceutical counterpart.

Mr Anutin said local medicines can also be used to treat symptoms of COVID-19 patients.

He said the COVID-19 epidemic had not reached the third stage, which involved massive human-to-human transmissions.

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Kurt | 07 March 2020 - 08:02:57

Is thai minister Autin lying about local medicines for curing COVID-19? He contradicts himself. First saying China not allows export of medicine, next he said through 'special connection' he bought the medicine from China. Not trust not a single word of him. Is he a army general? Real is that China asked other western countries to join forces to develop a vaccine.

Rorri_2 | 03 March 2020 - 14:58:01

Still waiting, waiting and waiting, for the medical report, on the Thai cure, to be published.... aren't we Jor12.

Kurt | 03 March 2020 - 10:13:31

Minister Anutin, is that the man in a navy flag officer uniform? The man who wanted foreigners 'out' who not took free masks during a self promotion scene at airport? Did he invented 3rd stage himself? Not yet massive person to person infection? What he calls it than what is happening this moment world wide?

 

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