March 22 (Orinoco Tribune) A total of 15 patients who were infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and diagnosed with the infection by the Venezuelan authorities have reported recovery of their health status in the last week.
This was reported this Saturday, March 21, by the Minister for Communication and Information, Jorge Rodríguez, from the Miraflores Palace in Caracas, where he stated that these 15 patients are classified as recovered because in the last five days they have not manifested any symptoms.
“Of the 70 cases we already have 15 cases recovered. What do we call recovered patients? To all the patients that after the accurate diagnosis was made, they have presented themselves during the last 5 days without absolutely any type of symptom”, he stressed.
Rodríguez specified that despite the fact that other 2 patients are in critical condition in private hospitals, the Ministry for Health guarantees even in those cases the corresponding treatment, which according to the protocols includes Interferon, chloroquine and antibiotics, among constant monitoring by epidemiological authorities.
The Venezuelan authorities together with the commission of Cuban experts are working to include Interferon Alfa 2B in the treatment of Venezuelans infected with coronavirus. The drug is part of the WHO protocol to care for patients with this disease and any complications that may arise.
Last Sunday the Cuban technical delegation arrived in Venezuela in order to assess the levels of preparation and exchange experiences on the containment plans implemented in Cuba and Venezuela against Covid-19.
For Cuba, the delegation includes experts in intensive medicine, an epidemiologist and a microbiologist from the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine, the site that heads the protocols for epidemiological surveillance, isolation, and treatment of confirmed cases on the Caribbean island.
Representing the Center for Genetic and Biotechnological Engineering in Havana, is attending Dr. Luis Herrera, creator of Interferon alfa 2-B, a medicine successfully used in the fight against the coronavirus in China.
Translated by JRE/EF