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Hydroxychloroquine Prophylaxis for High-Risk COVID-19 Contacts in India: A Prudent Approach

Published time: 22 May 2020

Authors: Praveen Tilangi, Devashish Desai, Adil Khan, Manish Soneja

Keywords: Covid-19, Global Health, Public Health


We read with interest the Correspondence from Sahaj Rathi and colleagues1 on hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis for COVID-19 contacts in India. The authors see the decision by the Indian Council of Medical Research, under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, to recommend chemoprophylaxis with hydroxychloroquine in select groups of contacts at high risk as an abandonment of scientific reasoning in desperate times. We present our counterview on this issue.

Hydroxychloroquine prophylaxis for high-risk COVID-19 contacts in India; a prudent approach



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