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Provide real-time data on availability, consumption of HCQ: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry is centrally procuring HCQ (200mg to be used in proportionality in lieu of 400 mg tablets) and distributing to the states/UTs through government medical store depot in New Delhi

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Recently, the Central Government has revised the guidelines for HCQ as prophylaxis

ANI New Delhi
The Union Health Ministry has directed all States and Union Territories (UTs) to update the availability and consumption of hydroxychloroquine or HCQ tablets on the national Covid-19 portal as real-time data. The Ministry said that this will help it to chalk out a further action plan and to provide more HCQ tablets to the States and UTs when it is required.

In a letter to all states and UTs, a senior official said: "I would like to bring to your notice that a number of states/UTs are not filling/updating the data of HCQ on the national Covid19 portal as the

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First Published: May 26 2020 | 9:24 PM IST

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