Gibraltar Health Authority Reports That It Holds Ample Stocks of Dexamethasone

An old drug but a new cure Credit: WHO twitter

FOLLOWING a medical breakthrough in the UK, NHS hospitals have been advised to start using the drug Dexamethasone immediately as there are hopes that it brings a new option in treatment for those with severe breathing difficulties caused by coronavirus and costs just 50p per patient per day.

The Gibraltar government has announced that the Gibraltar Health Authority (GHA) holds sufficient supplies of the drug, normally used to battle asthma or rheumatism to be able to treat over 180 patients for a 10-day course of treatment and the GHA is now acquiring additional stocks of the drug.

There are currently no active cases of Covid-19 on the Rock (June 17) according to the government and there have been no deaths from the virus with a relatively small number of Gibraltarians even suffering from it.

The Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo commented “I am so happy to report to the People of Gibraltar today that we have zero active cases of Covid-19.  We need to keep it that way by continuing to follow the rules of social distancing, respiratory and hand hygiene.”

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John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page


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