Saturday 18 September 2021
The British Ministry of Health has decided to offer the anti-coronavirus drug (Covid-19), which was given to former US President Donald Trump when he contracted the virus last year, to patients in hospitals in the National Health Service.
Last month, Health Minister Sajid Javid praised Ronaprive as the first treatment for Covid-19 to be approved in the UK.
And the British news agency (PA Media) quoted the Ministry of Health and Social Care as saying on Friday that the drug could benefit thousands of patients, as its introduction targets those who have not had an antibody response against Covid-19.
The ministry said it had purchased a sufficient amount of the drug to treat eligible hospital patients across Britain, starting next week.
“We have received a completely new treatment for our most vulnerable patients in hospitals across the UK and I am delighted that it will save lives from the beginning of next week,” Javid said.