Pakistan listed among World countries working for cure vaccine against novel coronavirus

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Pakistan listed among World countries working for cure vaccine against novel coronavirus

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan listed among World countries working for cure vaccine against novel coronavirus.

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) of the United States has included Pakistan in the list of the countries working to formulate a cure for the novel coronavirus.

On Wednesday, NLM approved a 20-member team of the Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad to derive the cure for the deadly virus, CEO of the medical college Dr. Umer Farooq told the media.

They [NLM] praised Pakistani experts and based on the credentials we were allowed to start testing for the cure. Groups of 25 people will be made initially for the trials.

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Dr. Farooq said that they will test azithromycin and chloroquine on the first group, and only chloroquine on the second group. The third group will be treated with traditional medicine.

Volunteers for testing will be selected on the basis of their age and severity of the disease, he said, adding that patients suffering from heart disease and other major complications will not be considered.