Sufferers of the Workplace of the Vice President’s E-Konsulta program could now obtain the breakthrough COVID-19 tablet Molnupiravir, the OVP mentioned.
“MOLNUPIRAVIR is now out there for our sufferers who could also be prescribed to take them beneath our Bayanihan E-Konsulta Program,” the Workplace of the Vice President wrote on its official Fb web page.
Robredo’s workplace introduced that it had signed a Memorandum of Settlement with QualiMed Well being Community to offer help to sufferers prescribed with Molnupiravir, an oral tablet for the therapy of delicate to reasonable instances of COVID-19.
Molnupiravir was developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and was reported to chop the chance of hospitalization or demise by half.
The Meals and Drug Administration has issued a compassionate particular allow for using molnupiravir to a number of hospitals, together with these beneath the QualiMed community.
VP Leni’s workplace mentioned that it’ll challenge a assure letter beneath its particular medical help program to certified sufferers referred by volunteer docs at Bayanihan E-Konsulta. QualiMed amenities will additional assess and prescribe the drug to the affected person, the OVP added.
“We’re really humbled and grateful to the QualiMed Well being Community for trusting us with this partnership, serving to us lengthen our attain in delivering support to extra of our kababayans in want,” the OVP wrote.
The primary cargo of molnupiravir arrived within the Philippines final week, the primary nation in Southeast Asia to obtain its provide of the drug.