Authorities are reporting hundreds of deaths every day as the world's fourth-most populous nation struggles with its worst outbreak since the pandemic began.
Drug control authorities around the world chose to dismiss or stay indifferent to the sustained efficacy of Ivermectin despite studies showing its effectiveness
Once vaccines are approved for children, those with co-morbidities and those having severe symptoms would be prioritised for inoculation, the guidelines said.
In her letter to the Health Minister, Dr Kavery has stated that Ivermectin, particularly in the early stages of the disease, is highly effective and very safe as it does not have any side effects
The 12 mg tablets of the drug will be distributed in a kit to all families through the health department and district magistrates, the order said.
This drug was classified as a possible therapy for mildly symptomatic patients "based on low certainty of evidence" in the latest national clinical guidelines for Covid-19 treatment.
Goa health minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday announced that ivermectin- an orally-administered drug used to treat parasitic infections - will be given to all adults in the state.
All adults in Goa to be given Ivermectin drug irrespective of COVID status: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane
He said patients will be given Ivermectin 12 mg for a period of five days as expert panels from the UK, Italy, Spain and Japan have found a statistically significant reduction in mortality.
New guidelines prescribe inhaled steroid 'Budesonide', antiparasitic drug 'Ivermectin' for mild Covid cases
“Do not attempt to procure or administer Remdesivir at home,” it has been recommended.