If ever we needed justification to why Malaysia has one of the best healthcare systems in the world, this is it.
Malaysia has been selected to participate in the global "Solidarity Trial" to test several drugs to treat Covid-19.
Testing four different treatments
In fact, nine hospitals in Malaysia were selected to participate in the trials, The Star Online
According to a press release by the Malaysian Health Ministry and World Health Organisation (WHO), the drug trials will start the test soon.
The nine Health Ministry hospitals involved in the trials are Tuanku Fauziah Hospital
, Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital
, Penang Hospital
, Sungai Buloh Hospital
, Kuala Lumpur Hospital
, Melaka Hospital
, Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital
, Sarawak General Hospital
and Queen Elizabeth Hospital
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah told the news portal that the research will be led by Penang Hospital's Infectious Disease consultant Dr Chow Ting Soo, with a team of 16 Infectious Disease physicians and pharmacists at their respective hospitals.
Dr Noor Hisham said that the trials will test out of four treatment protocols using different combinations of the drugs Lopinavir/Ritonavir, Interferon beta, Remdesivir, Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine.
Good luck to every one involved, and let’s hope they find an effective solution soon!