Regarding "antibody cocktail therapy" given to inpatients infected with the new coronavirus, the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to take a day trip by outpatient treatment at medical institutions that meet certain conditions in order to promote support for home care patients. We have decided to proceed with the adjustment in the direction of allowing administration in.

"Antibody cocktail therapy" is a treatment method in which the antibody acts to suppress the action of the virus by instilling two drugs at the same time. , Administration at accommodation facilities and temporary medical facilities is permitted.



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has decided to take a day trip by outpatient treatment only to medical institutions equipped with inpatient facilities that can respond to changes in the patient's condition after administration, considering that the infection is rapidly spreading and the number of home care recipients is increasing. We have decided to proceed with the adjustment in the direction of allowing the administration of.



The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare wants to urgently consider specific operation methods, such as securing transportation for patients, and implement them promptly.



However, we will continue to disallow administration during "home visits" where doctors visit patients' homes, as it is difficult to follow up on side effects of the drug.



On the other hand, the Constitutional Democratic Party has decided to ask the government to consider the conditions and system for that, saying that it should be possible to administer it at home so that it can be used by as many patients as possible.

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