Ministry of Health is puzzled by the frequent use of drugs by Russians for SARS-COV-2
Coronavirus infection cannot be cured with antibiotics. What does the overestimated demand for drugs in this group indicate, what consequences can the residents of Russia face if they continue to recklessly use antibacterial drugs and what decision was made by the State Duma Committee on Health
In the course of the treatment of coronavirus infection, the demand for drugs of the antibiotic group has increased, which indicates their frequent use among the population, says Inna Borisovna Kulikova, Advisor to the Head of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation.
According to Mrs. Kulikova, when infected with SARS-CoV-2, antibacterial drugs are unproductive. The state of affairs with drugs of the antibiotic group has become critical, the reason for an extremely difficult situation is the overestimated demand for antibiotics amid the spread of COVID-19.
The State Duma Health Protection Committee proposes to take the issue under their control. Committee chairman Dmitry Morozov considers the ill-considered use of antibiotics as seen last month to be a disaster. The consequences of such negligence can lead to a drop in the action of the antibacterial substance and a decrease in the sensitivity of the culture of human microorganisms.
For people hospitalized with coronavirus, antibiotics can be prescribed, however, solely for the purpose of treating parallel bacterial infections, but not SARS-CoV-2 itself. The Russian Ministry of Health and WHO have repeatedly explained that antibacterial drugs are powerless against viruses, urging not to take to prevent COVID-19 or without a doctor's prescription.