Anti-malarial Current Affairs, GK & News

Indian Meteorological Department to provide predictions for Malaria from next monsoon

On November 7, 2020, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced that it will start providing Malaria outbreak forecast from next monsoon. Also, it announced that India is to ramp up its high performance computing facility. Under this the existing capacity of 10 petaflop is to be increased to 40 petaflops. According to the recently released ..

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Hydroxychloroquine

The Indian Council of Medical Research has recommended the use of hydroxychloroquine drug for treating high risk COVID-19 patients. About the Drug Hydroxychloroquine is a less toxic form of chloroquine, a noted anti-malarial drug. Chloroquine was derived from quinine, isolated from the cinchona tree barks by French chemist in 1820 for treating fevers. Though hydroxychloroquine ..

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