WHO representative in Azerbaijan: “There is no specific medicine for COVID-19 recommended by us”
- 16 December 2020
“Currently, there is no specific medicine for COVID-19 recommended by the World Health Organization, WHO representative in Azerbaijan Hande Harmanci said at a media briefing on the results of the World Health Organization's Health Needs Assessment Mission, APA reports.
According to her, almost all the recommended medicines are necessary for symptomatic treatment. It means if there is a fever, it is used to decrease it, if there are cough and pains due to this, medicines are used as pain killers.
However, there is no specific drug that can kill the virus and cure an infected person. Currently, I have no information about whether there is a shortage of medicines or not which are used during infection.
Hande Harmanci noted that if additional germs and bacteria enter the body, then it is necessary to use various antibiotics. But in this regard, it is not right for everyone to go and buy antibiotics from a pharmacy without a doctor's advice: “The COVID virus will end, we think it will not end, but it will pass. There have been many pandemics in the world so far, but it is very important not to use unnecessary antibiotics.”