Isko Mayor Isko Moreno discusses with Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna and Manila Health Department Chief Dr. Arnold Pangan the Food and Drug Administration compassionate special permit which will enable Manila to buy Bexovid. Photo by Jerry S. Tan.

Manila gets special permit for ‘Bexovid’

January 25, 2022 Itchie G. Cabayan 175 views

MANILA Mayor and Aksyon Demokratiko presidential bet Isko Moreno announced that the city government has succeeded in getting a compassionate special permit (CSP) for the purchase of Bexovid, another life-saving medicine against COVID-19.

Moreno thanked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the said permit which he said paves the way for the city’s planned purchase of Bexovid.

According to Moreno, it will be the latest addition to the host of other anti-COVID medicines which he and Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna have agreed to purchase for free distribution to COVID patients.

Like Mulnopiravir, Moreno said that Bexovid is also being used for mild to moderate COVID-19 treatment while Tocilizumab, Remdesivir, and Baricitinib are for severe and critical patients infected by the coronavirus.

Such medicines may be availed of for free in the city of Manila by contacting the Manila Health Department (MHD) at 09150656335; 09954966176; 09610627013; 09616281414; 09608229384; 09777297572 and landlines 89262385; 89262380 and 89262383.